The tagline "Let Starbucks be your front porch this summer" has taken on another meeting as the company plans to move into a new building that will replace a 19th-century Victorian with a wraparound porch.
Developer Joe Cleary, who owns the house in Merrimack, N.H., most recently known as Madden's Restaurant, plans to tear it down later this year to make way for a 1,800-square-foot Starbucks. Cleary, who did not return phone calls to Preservation Online, plans to build a replica of the town's train depot to fit into the neighborhood rather than reusing the house.
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