September 1, 2005 Why I hate Starbucks; the generic-ization of our culture.
This is across the street from Clair de Lune’s, a successful, independent coffee shop in North Park.
The Kensington Coffee Company, Gaylord’s in Oakland, that non-profit coffee house in Hillcrest they destroyed in the nineties, and on and on…
The goal; paint the whole world beige. Not a world I’d want to live in.
The banner is in reference to the red paint someone had splashed all over the store front. Well intentioned, but it didn’t cost Starbucks a dime.
How does one run a corporate franchise out of the neighborhood?
[Edit: Oh, and their coffee sucks ass!]