Starbucks will have to to sell beer and wine at its after city planners deemed the request incomplete because the coffee chain stated on the same application that it also wants do some remodeling.
City Planner Talyn Mirzakhanian said in its request for a permit to sell alcohol, Starbucks submitted a floor plan that included a new entrance to the store and a barrier for its outdoor patio.
"That triggers another process," she said.
Within the next week or so, Starbucks is expected to resubmit its alcohol sales application, along with the correct paperwork for building modifications, Mirzakhanian said.
The coffee giant is also awaiting approval from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control for a Type 88 license, which allows for the sale of beer and wine.
If Starbucks is granted that license, the Planning Commission anticipates voting on the remodeling request as well as a conditional use permit to sell alcohol sometime in June, Mirzakhanian said.