It isn't the BEST thought-out layout when it comes to all of the Starbucks locations throughout West Texas-but the Starbucks at Loop 250 and Midland Drive, located right down the way from The AT & T store, Jersey Mike's, Buttermilk Sky Pies, and the Sleep Number stores.... has a driveway that connects a small pathway for vehicles to get to that row of stores, but at the same time, it also leads to the Starbucks Drive-Thru. And at busy times of the day (usually mornings from about 6 am till 9 am, around lunchtime, and then again in the afternoons from 4 pm till 6 pm-the lines not only block the entryway to those stores but the cars and the line also spill out onto the frontage rd for Loop 250, blocking the right lane.

It's time for a redesign of that drive-thru, to make it similar to what Black Rifle did with their brand new location on Big Spring Street. They created an entirely separate drive-thru lane that wraps around the edge of the parking lot so that when you're in line you aren't blocking traffic anywhere. They need to do the same thing at this Starbucks location, utilizing the parking lot that surrounds the store to create a lane that wraps around the other side of the store towards where Cheto's used to be, so the driveway and entryway to these other stores, along with the frontage rd, aren't blocked by folks waiting to get to their caramel macchiatos and frappuccinos... The other stores can't be very happy about it either-as traffic to their businesses gets blocked off several times a day.

So the rules are:

1. Don't block the frontage road. Park your car and go IN and get your drink(s) if you're keeping people who are headed East from Midland drive from continuing down the road.

2. Don't pull up and block the access point just inside the curb to be able to turn right to get to Jersey Mike's etc.

3. Don't turn left up by the entrance to the drive-thru and block traffic that's coming from the other stores along the back of the mall that are trying to pull out of the driveway onto the frontage rd. Wait til the actual drive-thru lane moves up close enough to the speaker so you can pull your car in behind them and not block those who wish to exit.

Just some common courtesy reminders for those who are rude and think the world revolves around them and block everyone so they can inch up in line. Don't be one of those people. Be kind.

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