Starbucks could soon start brewing in Montrose after a Glendale planning official this week signed off on an application that will allow the company to operate with fewer parking spaces than required by law.
The permit, approved in a letter dated Feb. 1 by Planning Officer Laura Stotler, allows the coffee house to have 14 fewer parking spaces. Stotler also approved a conditional-use permit so Starbucks can operate as a fast-food establishment because the store will have more than eight seats.
But at least one local business may file an appeal within the 15 day deadline. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, located across the street from where the Starbucks is slated to open on the southeast corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard.