Work in progress: Brookway Boulevard business projects continue

Published 12:59 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2024

BROOKHAVEN —  Business projects for Starbucks and Five-Below on Brookway Boulevard continue. At this time, there is no official opening date for either business. 

Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox announced the arrival of Five Below in July 2023 while Brookhaven Building Inspector David Fearn announced Starbucks was coming in June 2023.. 

Starbucks will be located at 879 Brookway Boulevard in front of Paul Barnett Nissan. Fearn said he has not received an official request for a final inspection yet and has no update on when the business will be finished. 

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Construction crews are working on the exterior of the Starbucks building and the drive-thru/parking lot is starting to take shape although no pavement is down yet. 

Across the street, Five Below is supposed to move in next to TJ Maxx at 830 Brookway Boulevard. Rumors have circulated that Five Below had backed out of coming to Brookhaven. Fearn said he has not heard anything official about the company leaving. 

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Garrick Combs said he had not heard anything 

official from Five Below either. 

Five Below did not directly answer any questions about when they planned to start renovating the space next to TJ Maxx, when the plan to open or if they were still committed to coming to Brookhaven. Instead, a spokesperson gave a brief comment. 

“We continue to monitor Brookhaven for the right opportunity to arise, however, we have no specific updates to provide at this time,” Five Below’s statement said. 

Five Below’s response is similar to one Starbucks gave in January 2023. The company stated then they had no store opening plans to announce. Six months later, the company’s plan to open a shop in Brookhaven was confirmed by the City.