Coffee shop could be open Thursday, city says
Taft's Starbucks could be open as early as Thursday morning...if there is electricity.
Taft's building inspector has issued a certificate of occupancy for the coffee shop in the east end of the Albertsons Shopping Center on Wednesday, opening the door for the long-awaited business to open its doors at any time.
"The ball is in their court," City Manager Craig Jones said. "They could open as early as tomorrow. It's up to them."
However, the possibility that power could be cut in the area Thursday by PG&E makes that uncertain. Taft has been put on notice that electricity could be cut off as a wind event moves through the area in a Public Safety Power Shutoff that is affecting thousands of people up and down the