CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of the nation’s most popular coffeehouse chains is planning to open a second location in Charleston.
Developer Charlie Wendell said he’s signed a lease with Starbucks to build a freestanding cafe — complete with outdoor seating and a drive-thru — on Kanawha Boulevard, just three blocks from the Civic Center.
The coffee shop will be built next to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, which Wendell completed in 2014.
He already owns the land in question, which is nestled between the hotel’s parking lot and Shoney’s.
Wendell said he’ll complete the necessary underground utility work and build the “shell,” while Starbucks will be responsible for completing its interior…