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Coming out about my Starbuck's schadenfreude...

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Coming out about my Starbuck's schadenfreude...

sing me a bar | Jul 6, 2008 04:08 PM

When I saw that the 8th St & University Pl. Starbuck's had closed, it was such a revelation. Could the evil empire finally be scaling down? Was our economy finally taking this kind of effect even on the giant faceless conglomerates? I felt badly for the nice people I met the one time I went in (when my espresso machine died and I had minutes before going to the airport). They'd lost jobs and that I don't celebrate for anyone, but the corporate entity itself always rankled with their pricing and demeanor as destroyers of small coffee shops everywhere. It's refreshing to not see their containers littering the area. It must've helped business at Oren's, who always put out a way better cup. Now if we can just do something about Staples and get some Mom & Pop stationers back....

http://www.reuters.com/article/domest...

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