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Old 09-22-2006   #1 (permalink)
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One word: STARBUCKS

Sonia found an ad in Andale yesterday soliciting employees for a soon-to-be-opened Starbucks in Playa. Talk amongst yourselves.
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Just what every "sleepy fishing village" needs ---- double latte, super esspresso, tripple the price-a - whatch-ma-yada
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I'm more likely to go to Starbucks than Burger King. Bonus: I can say Grande Latte
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O.K., here goes.

I'm from England and have been living in Dallas since June 2006.

There are a lot of things I love about the U.S.

BUT..............

The whole Starbucks thing.

It's not even good tasting coffee. AND it's expensive.

It appears that they have, somehow, managed to convince the majority of North Dallas that they really do need to spend a sizeable amount of their hard earned income on Starbucks products at least once a day.

In Plano there must be a Starbucks every 3 miles or so.

I have to admit - even I have been in a Starbucks store and drive thru a few times (it's my girlfriends fault).

I'd be really interested to know just how much the "average Starbucks fan" spends on an annual basis.

There's so much better things to spend the money on. Like margaritas in Playa.


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O.K., here goes.

I'm from England and have been living in Dallas since June 2006.

There are a lot of things I love about the U.S.

BUT..............

The whole Starbucks thing.

It's not even good tasting coffee. AND it's expensive.

It appears that they have, somehow, managed to convince the majority of North Dallas that they really do need to spend a sizeable amount of their hard earned income on Starbucks products at least once a day.

In Plano there must be a Starbucks every 3 miles or so.

I have to admit - even I have been in a Starbucks store and drive thru a few times (it's my girlfriends fault).

I'd be really interested to know just how much the "average Starbucks fan" spends on an annual basis.

There's so much better things to spend the money on. Like margaritas in Playa.


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And what is the name of that great coffee shop across the street from Posada Freud? They had wonderful coffee and great people watching on 5th! Better experience than Starbucks anytime!
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I don't know, the Starbucks in Oaklawn in Dallas can attract some interesting people, especially during the gay day parade
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And what is the name of that great coffee shop across the street from Posada Freud? They had wonderful coffee and great people watching on 5th! Better experience than Starbucks anytime!
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And what is the name of that great coffee shop across the street from Posada Freud? They had wonderful coffee and great people watching on 5th! Better experience than Starbucks anytime!
Cafe Sasta!!!
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And what is the name of that great coffee shop across the street from Posada Freud? They had wonderful coffee and great people watching on 5th! Better experience than Starbucks anytime!
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I don't know the name.
I never seem to be able to walk past Posada Freud without having a few margaritas.
I know the coffee shop is opposite but it can be hard to focus after 2 or 3.

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And what is the name of that great coffee shop across the street from Posada Freud? They had wonderful coffee and great people watching on 5th! Better experience than Starbucks anytime!

LOVE Cafe Sasta. When in Playa, no thank you Starbucks.
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O.K., here goes.

I'm from England and have been living in Dallas since June 2006.

There are a lot of things I love about the U.S.

BUT..............

The whole Starbucks thing.

It's not even good tasting coffee. AND it's expensive.

It appears that they have, somehow, managed to convince the majority of North Dallas that they really do need to spend a sizeable amount of their hard earned income on Starbucks products at least once a day.

In Plano there must be a Starbucks every 3 miles or so.

I have to admit - even I have been in a Starbucks store and drive thru a few times (it's my girlfriends fault).

I'd be really interested to know just how much the "average Starbucks fan" spends on an annual basis.

There's so much better things to spend the money on. Like margaritas in Playa.


Paul

Paul, I could not agree with you more. I just don't get it.

Starbucks isn't nearly as big here in NJ as it is out west. Although they are starting their invasion. I could not believe the love for Starbucks when I was in California.
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Sonia found an ad in Andale yesterday soliciting employees for a soon-to-be-opened Starbucks in Playa. Talk amongst yourselves.
We live here in the land of Starbucks. The other day we were going to the Seahawks game. We were both a little tired and needed that coffee pick up. My new car responds to questions about restaurant locations, coffee shops,etc. After asking it for the nearest coffee house, it responded by filling up my entire navigation screen with flags for coffee houses. You can't go 2 blocks without seeing a Starbucks (I'm not kidding). When I go to Playa, I don't need to see the Starbucks logo and I can certainly live without a double tall skinny vanilla mocha frap w/whip cream!! Just give me a cup of coffee with a little kahlua

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Cafe Sasta!!!
That's it! Cafe Sasta Si! Starbucks- No!
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Love Café Sasta and Java Joes!!!!!! I can get Starbucks at home anytime. When in Playa, support local business!!!
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