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Starbucks coming to downtown Roanoke; Athens Corner Grill and CoreLife close

A new coffee house is planned in the former Burger King at Cave Spring Corners on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke, Cushman & Wakefield — Thalhimer reported.

In addition, plans were filed at the Roanoke municipal building to construct a Starbucks within or adjacent to the northwest corner of One Ten Franklin, the former Norfolk Southern office tower in Roanoke. The location is south of the City Market near the fountain.

Athens Corner Grill site for lease

The building that has housed Athens Corner Grill in Roanoke is for lease and “a new operator will able to hit the ground running,” according to a real estate listing.

For $4,500 monthly, the address comes with a “fully equipped” kitchen and furnished dining room, the ad from Poe & Cronk said. It does not mention what happened to shut down the popular Greek restaurant that brothers Dimos and Stanley…

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