Oakwood Starbucks could soon serve beer/wine

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OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A Starbucks employee confirmed to 2 NEWS that the Oakwood coffee shop has applied for a permit with the state to serve beer and wine. The employee said the establishment will soon offer a pilot menu, but it could be until 2017 before changes are finalized.

2 NEWS reached out to Starbucks for comment, and they responded with a statement.

“We’re in the very early stages of considering our store at 2424 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood for the Evenings menu,” the statement reads. “It’s a long and thoughtful process and the permit filing is just one of many steps we take. While we don’t have additional details to share at this time.”

According to Oakwood city officials, even if the coffee chain is granted the permit from the state, they will still have to gain permission from the Oakwood Planning Commission before they can serve alcoholic beverages.

Oakwood Assistant City Manager Jay A. Weiskircher said the City of Oakwood does allow some coffee shops to serve alcohol, but they must first apply for what’s called a “special use provision” to do so.

As of Friday, Weiskircher said the coffee shop has yet to seek permission from the city to serve alcoholic beverages.

2 NEWS Reporter Jordan Bowen will have the more details coming up on 2 NEWS at 10 p.m. on Dayton’s CW and 2 NEWS at 11 p.m.

2 NEWS obtained Starbucks’ permit application from the state. The permit was filed by CHH Cafe, LLC on October 14th.

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