Starbucks to replace Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue

0 8 0 shares    

Starbucks to replace Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue

Popular coffee giant takes space at Midtown Place.

Starbucks coffee is opening another Midtown location.

The coffee giant will replace the now shuttered Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue, at 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue, inside the Midtown Place shopping center.

Coro Realty, the real estate company that owns Midtown Place, filed a permit with City of Atlanta Thursday for an interior remodel to the space.

Coro will spend an estimated $285,000 on renovations, according to the permit.

What Now Atlanta spoke to an off-duty cop in September when the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins closed. He was the first to tip us off that Starbucks would probably open at Midtown Place.

Starbucks isn't the only coffee shop opening in that area. Ponce City Market, a mixed-use development that is under construction directly across the street, has secured Decatur's Dancing Goats Coffee as its first tenant.

Starbucks was not immediately available for comment.



650 ponce de leon ave. atlanta ga 30308
Caleb J. Spivak
Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

8 responses to “Starbucks to replace Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue

  1. Wow! I wonder how Starbucks was able to get Urbanist permission to put a new location in Midtown. He must have received his gubment check and been in a "good mood" that day.

  2. @Urbanist - I bet the effect is minimal (if any). Starbucks will have a surface lot (which I know you despise, but in a driving city like Atlanta, surface lots will win any day over a parking deck). However, I do like the fact that even though Starbucks clearly rules the coffee wars, there is still room for a place like Dancing Goat. I have no doubt Starbucks will thrive. I hope Dancing Goat does too.

  3. This location opened their doors today. It's a big store, with seating for about 70 people. They've done something that neither Deckard's nor Willy's (which opened about two months ago) have been able to do--fill the small strip of parking at the southern edge of the shopping center that runs parallel to Ponce.

    I will continue to patronize Condesa and Octane for my coffee, but am happy to have this place in the neighborhood for a quick iced tea.

Click on a tab to select how you'd like to leave your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

The Elite 100

WNA’s Picks of ATL’s Best.

View The List
Partner Spotlight
Southern Choice Construction

Southern Choice Construction strives to be a valued partner through the entire process, from concept development to facilities...