Greg Gallas, an owner of the development firm, told the Springfield News-Sun last year that the Seattle-based chain has been looking at a possible standalone store in Springfield off and on for a long time. The developer's website also highlight's the area's demographics, including an average 2015 household income of $35,255 and a 2014 population of about 60,000 people.
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Springfield has Starbucks kiosks on the Wittenberg University campus and in the Courtyard by Marriott downtown but not a standalone shop. The new store has 32 parking spaces, a drive-through and a 300-square-foot outdoor patio, according to documents submitted to Springfield’s planning and zoning division.
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According to the developer’s website, Gallas Zadeh Development was founded in 2010 and has developed more than 50 projects.
The company lists its other commercial projects including Grandview Crossing, a mixed-use development on more than 50 acres in Columbus set to open next year. The site also lists the Hamilton Commerce Center, a retail project in Gahanna.