Firm Successfully Represents Commercial Real Estate Clients on Several New Starbucks Locations on Long Island

Monday, November 14, 2016
Rendering of the Starbucks location in Lynbrook

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC has announced that two of the Firm’s Partners — John Farrell and Christian Browne — have successfully represented their respective commercial real estate clients before local municipal boards in obtaining special permits and variances for two different Starbucks locations on Long Island. A third Partner, Wayne G. Edwards, is currently representing a client seeking approval for a Starbucks to be located on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. 

On August 17, the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals granted special permits and variances for a new Starbucks in Baldwin. Mr. Farrell helped obtain special permits for a drive-through lane, as well as variances for 13 parking spots and signage. The store will be located at 610 Sunrise Highway in Baldwin, which is the former site of a used car dealership. The 1,885-square-foot building will seat 45 people inside the building and provide outdoor seating for 10.

On September 6, Mr. Browne received final approval from the Village of Lynbrook’s Architectural Review Board for a new Starbucks located on 831 Sunrise Highway, which is the former site of two retail establishments. He had previously obtained site plan approval and parking variances from the Village Board of Zoning Appeals. The Lynbrook Starbucks will be the first Long Island location to feature the chain’s new, updated design and will include a drive-through and 52 parking spaces.

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