Howze the economy?


It’s not quite exciting yet, but the new Starbucks in our neighborhood is about a week from opening (as of yesterday). JCB has more details and reflections, including the date when our former closest Starbucks closed (last February). I just have a picture of the interior. Heck, I don’t even drink coffee these days!

And what does this say about the economy? Ya got me….


  1. Marquis says:

    Looks a lot like my Starbucks. About the same number of customers, although I think mine has more food?!? Seriously, the Starbucks I go to is next to the mortgage and banking district and the number of customers there has declined a lot in the last six months.

  2. kayak woman says:

    I just don’t get the fuss about Starbucks in general. The one in the Westgate Kroger is always a mess. The one downtown on Liberty and State gives you like a half-filled cappuccino. And is a mess. I never understand their “system” and you have to *pay* for wi-fi. At least last I looked.

  3. Sammy says:

    I’ve never seen a messy Starbucks; wonder why A2 is so special? As to wifi, you got a free year of it with your OLPC, but that’s probably expired. I understand that if you get a Starbucks debit card ($10 to start), and use it once a month, you get two free hours of wifi/day. I think.

  4. kayak woman says:

    A2 is special because of entitled students and entitled helicopter parents. (grumble-grump 🙂 ) Honestly, the Liberty/State Starbucks has been known to smell like, uh, dirty diapers. And *that’s* the one the students frequent. Go figger.

    Last I knew, wi-fi was $6 a day at Starbucks, it’s been a while though. Nowadays I have scant time to sit in coffee shops.