Proposed South Boston Starbucks rejected

South Boston will not soon have another Starbucks Coffee.

The city’s licensing board unanimously┬árejected 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.┬áLast 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

Jeanne Rooney

Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.