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Developer gets OK for mall with Starbucks on Broadway in Bangor

A Michigan developer’s plans to open a Starbucks on Broadway in Bangor moved forward after city planning council approved an application to build a mall on Tuesday night.

The council unanimously approved Alrig USA’s application to redevelop a parcel of land on the corner of School Street and Broadway through an entrance to the Broadway Mall, which includes a busy Hannaford supermarket.

The company plans to construct a 9,000 square foot building that would house a Starbucks cafe with drive-thru, an Orange Theory gym and a medical clinic part of a national chain. The plot would have 72 parking spaces and eight Tesla car charging ports, according to project plans and project engineer Jake Modestow.

While plans for the project list the tenants the developer plans to occupy the property, the occupants are not yet finalized, Modestow said.

The property, which spans two lots at 685 and 699 Broadway, sits across from Walgreens. It housed the Kelley Car and Truck Center until current owner BSS Realty purchased it in 2017, according to city appraisal records.

The property would only allow cars to turn right onto busy Broadway when exiting the property, and would include a barrier to prevent drivers from turning left, Modestow said.

Construction would begin next April and end in October 2023, according to Alrig’s request.

Lia Russell is a reporter in the municipal bureau of the Bangor Daily News. Send tips to [email protected] More Lia Russell