OAKLEY -- The city has given Starbucks Coffee Company a thumbs up to open a second store.
The Oakley City Council this week unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the retail giant, which wants to construct a drive-through store just west of the McDonald's restaurant on Main Street near the Antioch border. The company still needs to obtain a building permit.
Starbucks plans to put a 617-square-foot building on the southern end of a 1.1-acre site that the city will divide into two parcels.
"It says a lot about Oakley," said Councilwoman Diane Burgis of the company's desire to expand its presence in the city.
Unlike the original Starbucks store opposite the Raley's shopping center on Main Street, this one won't have indoor seating.
In other business, the council appointed Mayor Randy Pope and Vice Mayor Doug Hardcastle to the role of intermediaries during the city manager's annual performance evaluation.
Because the state's Ralph M. Brown Act prohibits an entire City Council from negotiating salaries and benefits with its city manager, the two-man committee will serve as a liaison between the other council members and City Manager Bryan Montgomery as his review gets underway.
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