Updated Saturday, May 9, 12:36 p.m.
Starbucks is setting up shop in Ridgewood later this year, according to the coffee company.
After initially saying that there were no immediate plans to announce a store opening in the area, a Starbucks spokesperson later confirmed to The Courier on Friday that the chain will be opening a location at 329 Wyckoff Ave., on the Bushwick border.
“We are committed to being a good neighbor in Ridgewood and to having an open dialogue with the community,” Starbucks said in a statement. “We look forward to acting as a gathering place for citizens and visitors of the community for years to come as well as sharing strong connections with the community both inside and outside our stores.”
The coffee place will be the first Starbucks in the neighborhood. Currently, the closest Starbucks to the area is in Glendale at The Shops at Atlas Park.
Ridgewood Social, which first reported the opening, said the Planet Fitness on Wyckoff Avenue near Myrtle Avenue is renting out its space and being converted into the coffee shop. The gym has the same address as the one given by Starbucks for the future Ridgewood location.
“The construction/remodeling is well underway” and has been “confirmed with the manager of the Planet Fitness,” according to its website.
The gym declined to comment on the opening of the Starbucks to The Courier, but said there was construction going on in its building.