Hooray! Drive-thru coffee comes to Mid-City

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – CC’s Coffee House has opened a new location in Mid-City, making it one of a only a few places in the city where specialty coffee is served through a drive-thru window.

The newest CC’s is in the 2300 block of Canal Street.

Despite the plethora of drive-thru daiquiri shops, banks and fast food restaurants in the area, bringing a drive-thru coffee shop to fruition was no small feat for entrepreneur Anthony Marullo, according to The New Orleans Advocate:

In October, the City Planning Commission’s staff opposed Marullo’s request, suggesting that a Canal Street drive-thru coffee shop would run counter to the goals of the master plan, which aims to promote small neighborhood retail in that area of the city to keep it pedestrian-friendly.

When the commission discussed the project last month, it voted 4-2 to oppose it, with two members absent.

Marullo, however, had better luck with the New Orleans City Council, which praised the project and gave it unanimous approval.