The crowd outside of 749 East Broadway (northwest corner of its intersection with L Street) early Monday evening was awaiting a meeting with the owner of a proposed new Starbucks at that location. Four Starbucks are located in South Boston now: three on the Waterfront and one at 11 West Broadway by Broadway Station. Ten or more other coffee shops are already located a few blocks from the L and Broadway intersection.
In general, those gathered were firmly against opening a Starbucks there, due to potential traffic problems, a lack of neighborhood notification, and no perceived need for yet another coffee shop. No license has been granted yet. That’ll tentatively take place in City Hall on the morning of May 4.