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.