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Local Brewers Not Worried About New Starbucks

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KALISPELL -

Crews are already making way for Kalispell's second Starbucks, and local baristas aren't really sweating it.

The java giant's building designs just got the green light and now they're just waiting for an official building permit.

They've already started getting the ground ready on the corner of Main Street and Center Street.

Kalispell officials did tweak the plans quite a bit before approving them, hoping that the new coffee shop will draw people into the mall even though it will have a drive-thru.

"New development is always good especially in our downtown area," said Thomas Jentz, the Kalispell planning director.

Some local brewers say they don't think this will take a big bite out of their sales.

"Everything is done right here in Kalispell and the majority of our customers, that's why they come here. I'm not a drive-thru; I'm not that easy to get to," explained Cathi Spence owner and barista at Think Local.

The new Starbucks could open as early as this summer.

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