Carl’s Jr. Makes Way for Starbucks Café

Permits have already been issued to transform the building.


A fast food restaurant that had been on busy W. Calaveras Blvd. in Milpitas since the 1970s has closed its doors.  Carl’s Jr. shut down at the end of last month. A Starbucks Café will open in the building by the end of the year.

The Milpitas Planning Commission approved a Minor Site Development Permit at its July 11 meeting that will allow the company to upgrade the building. Starbucks plans to keep the drive-thru that’s currently in the building, allowing motorists who need a quick caffeine fix to fill-up their mugs without ever turning off their engines.

There’s no signage on their building yet indicating its future use, just a banner telling Carl’s Jr. fans where to get their favorite burger.

If you’re interested in applying for a job at Starbucks, fill out an application on the corporate website.

Keyvan Irannejad, Chief Building Official for the City of Milpitas, sees a rosy future, “The business climate is slowly improving in Milpitas,” he said. “Companies, such as SanDisk and KLA-Tencor are expanding their facilities. New businesses started moving into Milpitas, new restaurants and retail stores are opening. In anticipation of continuing business growth in the City, residential construction developers are building or getting permits for construction of new single family and multifamily residential projects.”

The future Starbucks Café is located at 120 W. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, 95035.

smantha August 14, 2012 at 08:34 PM
We don't need a starbucks - just makes morning commute traffic more of a mess. It will also drive local business across the street out of business. We have too many Starbucks - it does not support Milpitas values where we want a good cup of coffee but with a good price as well. Make it at home - this is just to please those Pleasanton people who drive through in the morning to work - clogging our streets; destroying our commuinity value; and causing more accidents.....too many signs out recently about more car crashes - stupid idea.
smantha August 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
and it will hurt local businesses. Shameful decision by our city council - the same city council who has led to a huge budget deficit in our once great city.
smantha August 14, 2012 at 08:38 PM
we have some good doughnut shops already in Milpitas - but agree with you. If the city council listened to its residents, it would either put in a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop or a good chai shop to please our local residents. this is just a power grab by our city council to get money by not offering a service residents want - but to offer a service where out of towners who clog out streets want.
Kaymann Woo August 14, 2012 at 08:42 PM
The entrance into that shopping center is really bad. The property owners should think about fixing the entrance/exit to that shopping center. I witnessed one really bad accident where a car was trying to enter the shopping center from westbound Calaverase, that little section where there is no traffic light control, and got broad sided by a car going east bound Calaverase. It was not pretty. 8-(
Samson Wong August 17, 2012 at 09:58 AM
I completely agree with Kaymann that the entrance into that shopping center is really bad and that the property owners should really think about fixing the entrance/exit to that shopping center. I am very surprised that it seems there has only been one really bad accident. I figured that there would be a ton more, since that is a heavily traveled part of Calaveras Blvd/Hwy 237. Think the city should talk to CalTrans and have them doing something about it.


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