Prominent Yukon street corner evolving

Coffee chain to build drive-thru shop in Yukon Angle development

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Dirt work has started at the northwest corner of Vandament and Garth Brooks Boulevard, where the Dutch Bros. chain will build a new coffee shop with drive-thru in the Yukon Angle development. The site previously housed a bank, automobile dealership and career technology center. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A prominent Yukon street corner is evolving.

The Yukon Angle development continues to grow at the northwest corner of Vandament and Garth Brooks Boulevard.

Construction fencing recently was placed around the “hard corner” where an 840 square foot, drive-through coffee shop will be constructed.

The newest addition to the Yukon Angle will be a Dutch Bros. Coffee.

“We’re so excited to be building in Yukon,” company spokeswoman Rilynn Davis said. “Yukon is a great community and the corner our site is puts us in a great location.

“We’re still in the planning process and hope to start construction soon.”

The largest privately held drive-through coffee chain in the U.S., Dutch Bros. serves a variety of coffees, caffeinated beverages, tea, energy drinks, smoothies, hot cocoa, soda, and lemonade.

Yukon Angle is a multi-phase development on property that – over the past 40 years – previously housed a bank, auto dealership and career technology center.

Tenants are Iron Goat Garage, Rosewood Dental, Beltone Hearing Aid Center, Muscle Supplements, Nails R US & Spa, Select Physical Therapy, Level 7 Salon, and World Finance.

GROWING IN OKLAHOMA

Dutch Bros. plans to open its new Yukon coffee shop in late 2021 or early 2022. About 50-60 people will be hired.

The coffee chain recently opened its 474th location and now has one Oklahoma shop – in Midwest City.

“We have approximately 10 Oklahoma locations in process set to open this year and into next year,” Davis said.

The company – headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore. – was founded in 1992 by brothers of Dutch descent.

The Yukon City Council recently approved a final plat covering about 1.5 acres to allow the new coffee business in the Yukon Angle development.

The applicant, Westmark Investors LLC, asked for the City of Yukon’s permission to split lot one into two sections – one facing Garth Brooks Boulevard and the other on Vandament.

The applicant plans to install a new entrance into the parking lot on the south side of the property.

Yukon city officials in late 2020 approved plans to allow a “12-fueling position gasoline/service station with a convenience market” in the Yukon Angle. But the contract was never finalized.

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