South Boston will not soon have another Starbucks Coffee.
The city’s licensing board unanimously rejected the license for a Starbucks proposed for the corner of L Street and East Broadway on Thursday morning.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh “was also opposed due to the lack of neighborhood support,” wrote a spokesperson for the mayor in an email Thursday.
The proposed Starbucks was for a property at 749 East Broadway. Michael Norton owns the property.
According to numerous articles, there was much opposition this week to the proposed Starbucks. Last week, community members gathered at the location, South Boston Online reported: “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.”
In the area by L Street and East Broadway, several local coffee shops already exist. South Boston has a handful of Starbucks locations, including shops on West Broadway and in the Seaport.
-South Boston Online staff