Starbucks to Open Soon in Former Key Food Space on Lafayette in Clinton Hill

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Starbucks is opening soon at 325 Lafayette Avenue, a tipster let us know. He was none too pleased about it either, citing several homegrown alternatives in close proximity: “Just steps away from locally owned Choice, Urban Vintage and The Market all serving coffee.”

It remains to be seen whether the rest of the retail space will be given over to a grocery store as promised. Following an outcry in 2015 over the closure of the Key Food to make way for the new building, owner-developer Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets said the supermarket would return.

Rendering via Aufgang Architects

Rendering via Aufgang Architects

An affordable housing lottery launched for 35 apartments in the building in April. Slate Property Group partnered with Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets to developer the building, and Aufgang Architects is the architect.

As for the coffee situation, the Starbucks near Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights doesn’t seem to have taken away from a plethora of other options — but that spot is probably 10 times busier than this one.

Where will you get your coffee?

325 Lafayette Avenue in 2014. Photo via Google Maps

325 Lafayette Avenue in 2014. Photo via Google Maps

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