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So Long Starbucks?

My friends and I used to joke that in D.C. it’s a law that in DC, you’re never more than a block from Starbucks. When tourists stop me and ask where’s nearest Starbucks, I usually end up pointing in three different directions. But that may change.

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  1. You know, while I am genuinely sorry for all the people losing their jobs — I know from personal experience that’s devastating, and it isn’t great for the economy right now, either — I can’t say I’m entirely sorry to see their presence receding. To me, they’d become the Wal-Mart of the coffee world, the 900 pound gorilla that was everywhere whether you wanted them or not. They crowded out a coffee shop that I liked right here in Roswell. They had overextended themselves, and this is the natural market adjustment.