Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The Starbucks-Wendy’s rumor mill continues to churn. But this time, it seems, the rumors have been confirmed: Mira Monte’s Starbucks is moving up the highway to the location of the Wendy’s restaurant. The rumor was confirmed not by company spokespeople, but by the Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC).
In a Feb. 20 Ojai Valley News article, Starbucks corporate public relations denied any move, saying the Mira Monte coffehouse would “continue to serve their Ojai area customers at the current location.” Social media and an employee who wished to remain anonymous offered statements to the contrary.
Now, Starbucks has requested the necessary permits from the Ventura County Planning Division, and the MAC heard public comment March 16.