INVASION OF THE DRIVE-THRU STARBUCKS

Starbucks is going all in on Ashburn with at least four drive-thru locations under construction as we speak. Heck, there could be more that we haven’t found yet.

In Ashburn’s worst-kept secret, today The Burn finally confirmed that the “mystery drive-thru” at One Loudoun will indeed be a Starbucks. The location — with its striking roofline (seen in photo above) — sits across the street from Eddie Merlot’s near the center’s entrance and will be a nice addition both for shoppers and walkers, as well as commuters coming on or off of Route 7.

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The current Starbucks at Pipeline Plaza with the construction of its new location visible in the background.

Meanwhile, a new drive-thru Starbucks is being constructed at Pipeline Plaza next to Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant. The current Starbucks there is sans a drive-thru and will move a hundred yards or so to the new building.

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The Starbucks under construction at the Greenway and Loudoun County Parkway.

Meanwhile, a Starbucks is going up at Loudoun County Parkway and the Greenway at a new small development dubbed Greenway Crossing. While the drive-thru at this location is already clearly visible, The Burn is a little suspicious of this one. We’ve only heard about the Starbucks, but that is a darn big building for just the coffee house. We can’t help wonder if a second retailer may also be moving into the space. Full disclosure: that’s just us speculating.

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The Safeway gas station was recently razed, reportedly to build a new drive-thru Starbucks.

Finally, as The Burn has reported previously, the word on the street is that the recently demolished Safeway gas station at the Broadlands Village Center will soon see a drive-thru Starbucks rise there too. We’ve heard it from several reliable sources, but so far the landlord won’t confirm it.

Adding drive-thru windows to area Starbucks is clearly a priority for the company. The Starbucks location at Ashbrook Commons off Route 7 has one and it’s always busy. The Peet’s Coffee & Tea at Brambleton Town Center also has a drive-thru and there’s probably others in Ashburn we’re forgetting.