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After Facing Neighborhood Opposition, Starbucks Is Coming To Southie

A controversial Starbucks location was approved by Boston's Licensing Board. (allisonmseward12/Flickr)
A controversial Starbucks location was approved by Boston's Licensing Board. (allisonmseward12/Flickr)
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After months of neighborhood opposition, a new Starbucks location in South Boston has been approved.

On Thursday, Boston's licensing board OK'd a license for the coffee shop on East Broadway.

Three months ago, the board rejected a similar request from the Seattle-based chain after residents complained the addition of a Starbucks would negatively affect the neighborhood.

Mayor Marty Walsh, who has opposed the project, says he looks forward to the coffee shop addressing residents' concerns.

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