CORONADO, CA (May 14, 2012) – Coronado has received word that Starbucks has decided against selling beer and wine at its store at 960 Orange Avenue.
A Starbucks official and a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control representative separately confirmed that the application was withdrawn, according to City Manager Blair King.
King said Starbucks withdrew the application on Friday, saying it now has no intention of applying for a beer and wine license.
According to an email to King, Starbucks Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Kim Winston, said “based on our due diligence process and our respect of the Coronado community, Starbucks took self-selected and proactive actions to pull its application.”
After Starbucks submitted its application for a Type 41 license on March 1, the City of Coronado sent several protest letters outlining its opposition to the license.
The City Council’s decision to send the opposition letter came after a discussion about overall policies about alcohol outlets. The Orange Avenue Corridor Specific Plan has provided policy guidance with regard to alcohol outlets. Prior to the council’s action, the City Council has commented or recommended conditions for an ABC license only twice in the past 25 years.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, which includes the Department’s regulations, is contained in Division 1 of Title 4 of the California Code of Regulations and can be found here.
Licenses may be protested, denied or modified based only on the following Department regulations:
23790. Issuance of retail license contrary to zoning ordinance
23800. Placing conditions on retail licenses; Situation in which authorized
23958. Investigation of application; Grounds for denial
23958.4. “Undue concentration;” Requirements for issuance of license; Number of licenses issued
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