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Starbucks Turns Its Gaze To LIC, Two Stores To Open In Near Future

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[Photo of LIC skyline with EastCoast on the left via Curbed]

Everyone's favorite caffeinator is coming to Long Island City. Courtesy of blogging broker Eric Benaim of Nest Seekers and his Rockrose Development tipster, we learn that Starbucks is planning two stores for the neighborhood. The first outpost of the coffee chain will be located somewhere within Rockrose's new development EastCoast, another location is slated for a yet-to-be-named nook of the hood (Starbucks apparently hasn't signed the lease for that one yet). Though neither 'bucks has opened yet, we already know that their impact on Long Island City will be massive. People haven't been drinking nearly enough coffee there, and it's high time someone changed that.
UPDATE: From the VP of Rockrose Development, "We're talking to Starbucks and we'd love to get a Starbucks at EastCoast, but nothing is definite and nothing has been signed."
· Starbucks coming to L.I.C. [Long Island City]
· Long Island City Rising Update: New Site, Many Drawings [Curbed]