Hundreds complain about Starbucks traffic hazard
A week after Nassau County jurors awarded $9 million for traffic injuries at a Starbucks drive-thru, a Jacksonville City Council member is warning a Westside Starbucks could be the next crash site.
“We don’t want to let it go that far,” council member Randy DeFoor told reporters at a news conference she called Wednesday to spotlight concerns about hazards outside the coffee shop at 4265 Roosevelt Blvd.
DeFoor said she has logged more than 400 resident complaints since January about the store’s drive-thru traffic backing up into Roosevelt, a six-lane highway that, as U.S. 17, is a key north-south commuter route near the St. Johns River.
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