Contractor says July 24 opening is scheduled

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FARMINGTON — The second free-standing Starbucks location here is set to open later this month.

The new Starbucks location at 2900 E. Main St. near the intersection of Browning Parkway and East Main Street is scheduled to open on July 24, according to Amanda Hard of Brazos Contractors Development based in Houston.

The company is the contractor listed for the project and has an office in Durango, Colo., according to its website. It has been involved in building locations for companies such as Starbucks, Domino's, Jersey Mike's and Five Guys.

The 2,474-square-foot Starbucks coffee shop will have room for up to 59 people, a drive-thru and a new access point from East Main Street on the property.

Hard said Brazos is scheduled to finish construction Thursday and turn the building over to Starbucks on July 20.

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Plans to construct the shell-only building were approved by the city of Farmington's Building Inspection Division in February, and a tenant improvement building permit to perform work on the site was approved in May, according to reports posted to the city of Farmington's website.

The Hartman and Majewski Design group in Albuquerque was involved in the design of the shell-only building, and Studio DH Architecture in Golden, Colo., was involved in the design of the tenant improvements, according to the construction plans.

The new Starbucks location will join the free-standing location at 4337 E. Main St. near the intersection of Largo Street and East Main Street.

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There are also Starbucks locations inside Target in Farmington, and the Safeway grocery stores at 3540 E. Main St. in Farmington and 415 N. Main Ave. in Aztec.

The new Starbucks location is one of several new coffee shops in Farmington.

In the last year, Durango Joes Coffee has opened two Farmington locations to go with its two other area stores and has plans to open a fifth location near Dick's Sporting Goods later this year.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.

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