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Krystal confirmed next to Starbucks in Northtown

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Residents will soon be able to get their coffee on, as well as wolf down some of those unique square burgers in Northtown Mt. Juliet.

Starbucks and Krystal will share the same site and be open for business before you know it. These two new businesses are part of north Mt. Juliet's revitalization movement, according to the district's commissioner, Ray Justice.

The lot in front of Publix on Lebanon Road is busy with construction as Starbucks takes shape. Ground was broken for the popular coffee shop early July. It will be freestanding, with a drive through, according to project manager Scott Lumley of Resolve Financials. The site is where Dollar General was destroyed in the 2013 tornado.

"We hope to have Starbucks open on Oct. 31," he said.

Soon that construction will double when ground is broken for Krystal right next door. After months of negotiations, Lumley confirmed the deal to open a Krystal next to Starbucks was finalized Tuesday. He said the restaurant would open in February, if weather permits construction progress.

In the same lot there is a space for a third business. Lumley said it was slated for a bank of some kind at 3,000 square feet.

Suntrust Bank is also in the vicinity. Lumley revealed when Suntrust's lease expires, "it won't be renewed." The fourth phase of the lot's project scope is to eventually turn the Suntrust building into a "sit-down restaurant of some kind," according to Lumley.

Writer Laurie Everett may be contacted at laurieeverett1@gmail.com.

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