Reader DeeDee let me know that Starbucks plans to turn some of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings. The coffee company says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to thousands of select stores over the next several years. I don’t know if their future plans include the South Coast.

Starbucks first offered beer and wine after 4 p.m. at one of its Seattle cafes in 2010. “Starbucks Evenings” is now available in 26 cafes, with plans to reach 40 by the end of the year. The cafes also serve a variety of small dishes ranging in price from $3 to $5, such as bacon-wrapped dates, truffle macaroni and cheese, and flatbreads.

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  1. Sylvia says:

    I notice the Starbuck’s on Coast Village Road near Von’s is closed for remodeling. Maybe they are installing a wine bar!

  2. Paul says:

    Would be interesting to see if the semi-vagrants that hang out all day for the free wifi stay for the wine and beer in the evenings too.

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