In South Austin, it’s bye, bye, Jack in the Box and hello, Starbucks

Vandals have targeted the former Jack in the Box at Barton Springs and South Lamar Boulevard since the fast-food joint closed.

Because there’s apparently no such thing as too many Starbucks locations, look for yet another one to pop up soon at a high-profile South Austin intersection.

The Seattle-based coffee chain is taking over the former Jack in the Box at Barton Springs Road and South Lamar Boulevard.

Crews have already started gutting the graffiti-covered building at 1200 Barton Springs Road. A filing with the state indicates Starbucks plans to spend about $600,000 to remodel the building, which was originally built in 1977.

Work should be completed by September, according to the state filing.



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