Pittsfield Street Improvement Project: June 24-28

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  The city's street improvement work continues next week with the following schedule in place:
 
• Monday 6/24 – Milling Cascade Street
• Tuesday 6/25 – First course of paving on Cascade Street
• Wednesday 6/26 - Friday 6/28 – Raising structures on Fourth Street, Curtis Street, Brown Street
 
On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Use caution when traveling on these roads. This schedule is subject to change based upon weather conditions.
 

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Pittsfield Starbucks Closed Temporarily

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff

A sign outside the coffee shop assures customers the closure is only temporary. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Your alarm goes off, you get ready, and you leave for school, work, or whatever your appointment a little bit early to get a cup of coffee to start your day, only to find that the Pittsfield Starbucks, located at  555 Hubbard Ave., is closed. 
 
The sign has been removed, and the drive-through is blocked, but Starbucks coffee addicts need not worry — this closure is only temporary. 
 
The coffee shop closed its doors temporarily on July 7 to undergo a standard renovation with the chain's new Siren System, a Starbucks spokesperson said. 
 
According to the signage, the reopening date is projected to be Aug. 21. 
 
According to its website, the Siren System is part of the chain's Starbucks Reinvention plan, which aims to improve the experience for partners and staff by responding to changing needs and increasing demands. 
 
"As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate our store portfolio using various criteria to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers," the spokesperson said. 
 
The chain's article on unveiling its innovations said, "Over the past few years, the number of cold beverages ordered has surpassed the number of hot drinks year-round. And, two in three drinks ordered have requested customizations such as extra espresso shots and flavorings."
 
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