A new Starbucks Coffee is being planned for the old Taco Bell building on Johnson Drive. Plans have been filed with the City of Mission for a remodel of the building to accommodate a Starbucks with a drive-through lane.
The building at 6402 Johnson Drive has been vacant for some time. The plans to rehabilitate the building have been filed by a developer who lists the tenant as Starbucks. The changes only require administrative approval and will not need to go before any of the city’s boards for approval, according to city staff.
The space on Johnson Drive is west of downtown on the northeast corner at the intersection with Walmer Street. It is just east and across the street from the Mission West shopping center that houses Hobby Lobby and the new Taco Bell. The plans filed with Mission show a proposed building area of 2,226 square feet with 29 parking spaces. The site is more than 34,000 square feet. The developer is the Haydn Cutler Company as listed on the documents filed with the city.
Earlier this year Starbucks had been mentioned as a potential tenant for space at Johnson Drive and Roe Avenue where Commerce Bank is looking for other businesses to share their three-acre space on the northwest corner which will be the site of a new bank branch. Commerce Bank representatives told the city of Roeland Park that the inability for a left-hand turn out of that lot had stopped that negotiation.
The nearest Starbucks to the new location is at Village Shops in Prairie Village.