Tuesday, August 22, 2017

[Updated] Starbucks signage arrives at incoming Starbucks on Avenue A and St. Mark's Place



The sign arrived yesterday...


[Photo by Fenton Lawless]

Still no word on an official opening date. Looks close to being ready, though.

Updated 11:30 a.m.

The rest of the signage has arrived this morning...



Above photo by Daniel Weiss

Previously

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Between this and the impending Target, I'm getting confused. Where am I supposed to be????

Fashion By He said...

Rally! Rally! Protest! Protest!

where are the protestors!?!?! where is the failed rally??

Where are the people trying to stop a free market of business?

how long until these same protestors are shopping there?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Stepford CT.

Giovanni said...

Now it's not Avenue A, it's Skinny Latte Way.

Downtowner said...

Wow - they should call it something other than Avenue A now.
Maybe Avenue G - for Gentrified.

Anonymous said...

@Fashion By He said...

Okay some people live to flame others and rub our noses in it for caring about the corporate takeover of our retail spaces. Surely when you moved here you didn't think "I hope these mom and pop stores close quickly, why should anyone make a living but stockholders of national chains". Nobody that participates in these rallies expect to stop a company like Starbucks in its tracks, the protest is to bring awareness to a larger audience which hopefully includes government officials who were elected to represent their district's voters not people living in Seattle.

Gojira said...

Anon. 1:01, don't even waste your time with Fashion By He, who likes to play the part of the snarky contrarian on this website. I'm guessing he's also behind a lot of those anonymous posts telling anyone who disagrees with him and his vision for a fully corporate New York to move elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

@Gojira

thanks for you words regarding my response to "Fashion..", you are right of course but the optimist in me thinks if not he maybe someone else reading this blog who has wondered why people protest chain store openings will understand the reasoning.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Starbucks has closed tons of locations in NYC (including Manhattan) for failure to bring in business. If you're truly anti-Starbucks, don't ever shop here, and look scornfully at those who do! :-)

Maybe they won't make it! There is a very real possibility this spot will fail. Who knows?

phaedrus4617 said...

That signage is so depressing

Anonymous said...

Whether its depressing or not, it is a done deal, and will be open very soon! Sorry kidos.

Anonymous said...

Gross. I thought they were going to make it "fit in" with the neighborhood or whatever, and they put that fucking mall neon sign up. 1st Ave and E 3RD did a much better job at this. Corny.

Anonymous said...

This will be a new meeting spot close to Crusty Row hot water and wifi all systems go

Anonymous said...

Shawn Chittle:

Actually, Starbucks has not been closing lots of locations due to lack of customers. What has happened is that leases are up on their original spaces and they are moving to other, nearby locations.

Where the original spaces were on corners for visibility, they've already captured those local customers and find it unnecessary to pay the higher corner rents. The new locations are in mid-block, and since they've already earned the loyalty of the daily flow of office workers, retail shoppers, etc.,they can move without it hurting their business.

The Starbucks at 17th St & Broadway was at the end of their 10 year lease and the rent hike was more than they were willing to pay. They moved to midway between 15th & 16th St on USW and their numbers were back to usual within a week. This has happened in other neighborhoods also. If you walk around the city, you will notice more mid-block Starbucks in sites you might have missed but that the neighborhood locals know well.

Anonymous said...

So Starbucks displaced countless independent businesses on corners only to close them so they (Starbucks) could pay less rent from opening new locations in mid-blocks spaces and open the floodgates for more chain businesses like them on the corners like banks. That about right 4:24pm? Yeah, that about right. So FUCK STARBUCKS.

Jared the NYC Tour Guide said...

I loved that Ave A had no chain stores for half a mile.
I pointed this stretch out to a busfull of Texans and they literally gasped!

Wendy Old School said...

Don't we have a community board who is supposed to have our community at heart? Where are those people??? Time for a new board before there is nothing of our community left!!!