Monday, September 26, 2011

Starbucks makes it official on First Avenue

It wasn't a dream ... EV Grieve reader Marjorie Ingall passes along this photo taken at 49 1/2 First Avenue, the former home of The Bean ... As you know, Starbucks is taking over this space ... And here's some evidence... a shot of the architectural drawings and notes that were lying on a window seat on display last evening ...



Next stop, Hell.

8 comments:

glamma said...

can we please protest the sh*t out of this? john penley where are you!! FIGHT CORPORATE CHAINS IN THE EAST VILLAGE! PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD! BOYCOTT STARBUCKS!!!

Marty Wombacher said...

I've never spent one dime in Starfucks and never will. I wish everybody else would do the same, then they'd go away, instead of multiplying like bedbugs.

Anonymous said...

I'd be sadder if The Bean had been something other than a crappy push-button coffee shop.

Jeremiah Moss said...

glamma, agreed. this is definitely a job for Penley.

bowery boy said...

Just don't patronize the establishment, and encourage others not to as well. I'm a deli coffee guy, so neither of these places are hurt by the lack of my business.

Jill W. said...

Are we sure The Bean isn't a front for Starbucks, gradually moving into the EV then later suddenly revealing themselves to be Starbucks when it's too late to protest?

Anonymous said...

YAY I love you Starbucks!!! Can't wait to enjoy my delicious mochas every morning. All you other commenters don't realize that the small coffee shops in the ev are screwing you at $4.50 for a small so-so latte--small business does not equal good business

Anonymous said...

Damn, Jill ... I love a good conspiracy theory, and yours is intriguing.

*adjusts tinfoil beret*