The caffeine concentration on South Broadway will soon get a lot stronger with a new Caribou Coffee shop slated to be stirred into the mix.

A permit for a Caribou Coffee sign was filed this week for a spot at 1620 S. Broadway in the Shoppes on Broadway commercial building.

That’s the center in front of the Candlewood Suites hotel that houses Shopko Optical.

The center, built by the South Dakota-based Lamont Cos., features empty spaces with drive-thru windows on each end of the building. Given the address listed, it looks like the new Caribou will be on the north end of Shoppes on Broadway.

That will put the Caribou very close to Scooter’s Coffee, which is under construction in the former Daube’s Bakery/Flowerama building at 1608 S. Broadway.

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The new Caribou will also be about a mile from the nearest Starbucks coffee shop at 2276 S. Broadway.

There are certainly other Med City roads lined with coffee providers, including North Broadway. However, this new project brewing means that this stretch of South Broadway will soon be one of the most caffeinated in Rochester.