PLEASANTON -- A drive-through Starbucks and a new 24-hour gas station have been approved by the City Council and will be built next to a new Safeway on Bernal Avenue.
After more than an hour of discussion Tuesday evening, the council approved Safeway's expansion plan with a 4-1 vote.
The building project will include three sets of three fueling pumps at each of three bays, with dual hoses to allow 15 vehicles to fill up at a time, with a "stacking" area capable of holding another 18 vehicles.
At the insistence of Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, three electric vehicle charging stations will also be included at the new gas station for electric vehicles. The charging stations will help to continue Pleasanton's push towards being a "greener" city.
The only council member to vote against the plan was council member Matt Sullivan, who had also opposed Safeway's plan for the market three years ago.
In addition to the new gas station, a new Starbucks with a drive-through option will also be built. The existing Starbucks, located across from the Safeway supermarket on Bernal Avenue, will close once the new coffee shop is built.
Starbucks also has a coffee shop inside the Safeway supermarket as well as at its other store in Pleasanton on Santa Rita Road and Valley Avenue.
The station will have the same hours as the supermarket, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The council's approval of the project comes on the
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