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9 Indy-area Starbucks seek to sell alcohol

Posted at 2:29 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 14:29:28-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Soon you might be able to have a cold one at some of Indianapolis' Starbucks locations, and we're not talking about an iced coffee.

The Seattle-based coffee chain has sought alcohol permits at four Indy spots and five other central Indiana locations, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

The locations sought are as follows (according to the IBJ):

5601 N. Illinois St.
1250 E. 86th St.
8702 Keystone Crossing Blvd. (in the Fashion Mall)
6920 Lake Plaza Drive 

Others (specific addresses not yet listed): 

The permits are sought as part of Starbucks' "Evenings" program, in which they aim to boost sales after 4 p.m. with alcohol sales and more food offerings.

The program launched in 2010 in the metro areas of Seattle, Portland, southern California, Chicago and Atlanta.

Two Starbucks stores in Fort Wayne and one in South Bend already have the approval from the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission to sell alcohol, the IBJ reports.

Besides the alcohol, the "Evenings" food menu around the country includes bacon-wrapped dates, truffle mac & cheese, a cheese plate and gourmet flatbreads.

There's no word on when the permit consideration will be decided on, nor on pricing.

Read the full IBJ article here.


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