Crumbl Cookies and a drive-thru Starbucks are the two newest businesses coming to the Soundview Marketplace in Port Washington North.
The two businesses were confirmed to be moving forward to soon be in the marketplace by the village’s Superintendent of Buildings Robert Barbach during a March 14 board of trustees meeting.
The Soundview Marketplace currently houses businesses including Target, T.J. Maxx and Carvel.
In a prior interview, Trustee Matthew Kepke told Blank Slate that bringing more businesses into Soundview Marketplace and revitalizing the shopping center has been a goal of his and the board.
Crumbl Cookies, a business specializing in unique cookies that have garnered mass popularity since being established in 2017, will be located next to Carvel.
“This is creating quite the buzz,” Mayor Robert Weitzner said during the meeting.
Kepke said that parent groups have responded positively, going “crazy” over the new business.
During the board’s last meeting on Feb. 14, the board voted to approve Crumbl Cookies’ permit to put up signage. Barbach reported at the meeting on Tuesday that the business permits have also been approved.
A Starbucks drive-thru will also be coming to the shopping center. While there are Starbucks already established in Port Washington, this would be the first to include a drive-thru.
Barbach said that the village has received the application for Starbucks’ base building and tenant fit-out. He said that minor comments were provided in response for the tenants to review.
The construction contract for Starbucks is currently out to bid, but Barbach said that they are proceeding immediately. In the meantime, the village’s building department is processing their application.
As part of the approval for the new drive-thru Starbucks, a site plan was created for the marketplace for the tenants to abide by. These plans included landscaping additions.
Barbach said that the engineers conducting the site plan have altered the plans without presenting them to the village. This includes additional concrete planter boxes in the parking lot and a plan to implement irrigation for the landscaping.
In response, the board is asking the engineers to provide revised landscaping plans for the board to review, which would include irrigation plans for all landscaping.
The Village of Port Washington North Board of Trustees will convene again on March 28 for their budget workshop.
The following regular board of trustees meeting will be held on April 11, in which they will be reviewing the Port Washington Fire Department contract and approving the budget.