City considers controversial coffee shop — again
People living near the intersection of Sunshine and Jefferson in Springfield say they don’t want a coffee shop with three drive-through lanes on their corner.
The proposed drive-through coffee shop, 7 Brew Coffee, has already been rejected twice by the city Planning & Zoning Commission.
Nineteen people spoke on the matter at the July 11 City Council meeting in a two-hour discussion.
Developers recently tweaked their plan by adding some trees to the proposal. But neighbors still weren’t having it at Monday night’s council meeting.
"There’s already three 7 Brews within five miles of my property. Do we need another one?” one neighbor told council.
Some speakers supported the plan, including a lawyer appearing on behalf of developer Royce Reding and his team. They argued Springfield could use the jobs for 7 Brew workers, and they said Sunshine is a commercial street.
The new proposal comes up for a council vote on July 25.