Curious about the Future of Mill Pond Starbucks Building in Cos Cob

At the last Board of Selectmen meeting First Selectman Fred Camillo said he had recently met with Cos Cob residents in Mill Pond Park.

“Lots of enthusiasm there,” he said. “There is a little bit of uncertainty about the building that used to house the Starbucks coffee business. And it doesn’t look like they’re going back in there. But we’re going to wait and see about that.”

Camillo said the owner of the property is a Greenwich resident.

“They’re very civic minded and they want to work with the town and neighbors to beautify and enhance Mill Pond Park,” he said. “We wish them luck in getting them a new tenant.”

Many will remember how for years cars spilled out onto East Putnam Ave as customers waited for a parking spot in front of Starbucks. Then one day it seemed that half the furniture was removed.

The reason?

Starbucks was approved as a Retail Food Establishment and approved for only 12 seats. Plus it did not have enough parking to qualify for more.

What would you like to see in the empty Starbucks building?

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Cos Cob Starbucks, January 2016. Photo: Leslie Yager
Empty Starbucks building in Cos Cob. Oct 27, 2020