SHREWSBURY – A Starbucks is coming to the new Edgemere Crossing at Flint Pond in Shrewsbury.
This emerged as developers came back before the Shrewsbury Planning Board on March 3 to request a modification to their site plan, which the board approved.
Project previously approved in 2020
The 68-acre site, which was the home of the Edgemere Drive-In, will be developed with 250 apartments and retail space.
The retail component was originally due to be anchored by a Market Basket. Plans also called for a pharmacy, bank and general retail space in four separate locations.
“[We’re] looking to modify certain [pieces] of those elements as we’ve identified a couple of tenants that will be going into the plaza,” attorney Todd Brodeur said at the March 3 meeting.
Brodeur specifically said that a Clinton Savings Bank and Starbucks would be coming to the development.
The plans still show the proposed Market Basket location, which will occupy nearly 80,000 square feet of the retail space.
What was proposed to be a 13,120-square-foot pharmacy, though, will now be a 2,780-square-foot bank. What was proposed to be a 2,030-square foot bank, meanwhile, will now be a 2,225-square-foot Starbucks.
There will be two drive-through lanes in the Starbucks and 27 parking spaces.
Project engineer Roy Smith said his team widened the outer lane to be able to accommodate a fire truck and other emergency vehicles following feedback from the Shrewsbury Fire Department.
“I think from an engineering perspective, we’re increasing open space with this change by about 4,000 square feet, which is significant,” Smith said this month.
Edgemere reps predict $1 million in town revenue
Drivers on Route 20 have recently watched as crews have constructed the apartment buildings on the site.
During past Planning Board meetings, Edgemere’s representatives have estimated that the development would generate just over $1 million in revenue to the town between the property, retail sales and vehicle excise taxes.