Whether you prefer Coffee Bean or Starbucks, the battle between chain brews could continue with an appeal.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has 15 days to appeal Glendale Planning Commission after the , at 2284 Honolulu Avenue, near Ocean View Boulevard.
Coffee Bean hasn't announced its decision yet.
“We’re going to carefully consider this,” Terry Mansky, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, told the Glendale News-Press.
Mansky wasn't shocked by the decision, but it still felt disappointing, the News-Press reported.
“That seems to be happening in places across the country,” Mansky said. “Wall Street icons are able to do what they want, regardless of the local implications.”
Mansky, along with many community members, business owners and landlords attended the Planning Commission public hearing in January, which was at times, .
The approved parking reduction permit allows Starbucks to not provide the 14 parking spaces required for a fast-food location.
Several design, construction plans are slated for the Starbucks, including an outdoor patio, which will be a 354 square-foot seating area and will reduce the floor area of the 2,122 square-foot location to 1,768 square feet. There would be 23 seats inside and 13 seats outside.
Here's what we've heard from locals about Starbucks, Montrose, Coffee Bean and various user opinions: