Vandals have targeted the former Jack in the Box at Barton Springs and South Lamar Boulevard since the fast-food joint closed.

Because there’s apparently no such thing as too many Starbucks locations, look for yet another one to pop up soon at a high-profile South Austin intersection.

The Seattle-based coffee chain is taking over the former Jack in the Box at Barton Springs Road and South Lamar Boulevard.

Crews have already started gutting the graffiti-covered building at 1200 Barton Springs Road. A filing with the state indicates Starbucks plans to spend about $600,000 to remodel the building, which was originally built in 1977.

Work should be completed by September, according to the state filing.

 

 

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