If you're a regular Starbucks customer in Corona del Mar, you might notice a few missing seats at the counter.
After a resident expressed concern, city officials investigated and asked that seats be removed at Starbucks at 2801 E. Coast Hwy. to make sure the coffee shop is in compliance with its permit.
"The conditional use permit limited inside seating to a maximum of 21 seats," said Mary Locey, a city spokeswoman. "It was determined that additional seating was added, and they have been asked to bring the seating into compliance by our Code Enforcement Division."
Locey could not confirm how many seats were removed because the investigation is open.
Starbucks officials said they removed the extra seats on Aug. 12.
"When we were contacted by the city today about this matter, we immediately removed the number of seats by which they believe we exceeded our permit," a spokeswoman said. "We will work with them to address their concerns and ensure we continue to offer the best possible customer experience."