- March 18, 2019
I am sure there are a lot more people than just my wife and I that notice there sometimes is a dangerous situation on West Granada Boulevard at the entrance to Starbucks Coffee and Aldi.
Aldi is not a problem, but Starbucks is.
At times, if you are driving west on Granada and want to turn into either one of those businesses, the drive-thru line at Starbucks is backed up — Backed up so bad that cars cannot turn off Granada in either direction. I have noticed people getting aggravated because they can’t get to Aldi’s area because of cars sitting there. I don’t know if there have been any accidents there, but it’s just a matter of time.
How did this all happen? My view is that Ormond Beach's planning and zoning department made a big mistake allowing the drive-thru to go from north to south alongside the building. All it takes is about 6 cars in the drive-thru to jam the Granada traffic back-up.
Was it a mistake not having the drive-thru entrance come from the back of the building? I don’t think it was well thought out. Anyone who has seen this developing probably thinks the same thing... Stupid? Not well planned? It’s too late to redesign the building. I hope the new Culver's and IHOP planned farther east on West Granada Boulevard are planned better.
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