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Offline JD

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2007, 10:05:52 PM »
I say small/medium/large as well and I hate it when the barista corrects me.  :tickedoff:
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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2007, 01:12:35 AM »
I'd don't think that Starbucks will do well here, and I think the neighborhood is smarter than that. But maybe not. You can't really get a cup of coffee and get on the crowded trains anyway. Lost cause.

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 08:35:15 PM »
You can't beat Dunkin Donuts for a good cup of coffee at a reasonable price.

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2007, 11:25:55 AM »
You can't beat Dunkin Donuts for a good cup of coffee at a reasonable price.

Avela, I agree with you 100%.  On this chilly morning, my Dunkin French vanilla coffee along with my toasted wheat bagel sure made me feel warm and cozy.   :)  And a nice price too!
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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2007, 12:31:33 AM »
I saw four men inside the rumored site of Starbucks today, appearing as if they were contractors or workers, though I didn't actually see what they were doing.  Maybe it will actually open someday.

Offline intercaecos

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2007, 01:43:13 AM »
Yes, work is finally under way, thank heaven, and it is going to be a Starbucks.

I moved here a number of years ago, and I've been eagerly anticipating such a development, together with many longtime residents of my acquaintance. It's crucial that the commercial sector in this neighborhood be more balanced so that it serves the entire spectrum of people who live here. What we really need is a clean, attractive supermarket like Food Emporium. Starbucks is an extremely good first step, however. It's nice to finally have Fresh Direct service, but a physical, "bricks-and-mortar" presence of more attractive and upscale stores is crucial.

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2007, 01:38:37 PM »
I think starbucks will do well, as it's a name, and it's located close enough to the hospital for the employees there to patronize it. This is in addition to those who live in the community.

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2007, 02:30:18 PM »
I'm hoping the outside isn't the typical Starbucks cookie cutter design that I've seen all over Manhattan. I've read that the JHBG is being active in how the outside will look. I was thinking something along the lines of this:



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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2007, 02:37:26 PM »
That's stunning; I certainly hope so. The Queensboro Corp. Building originally had similar windows with divided lights. 

One of the best things about Starbucks is that its stores are not franchises, but are run directly by the company. Therefore, product standards are reliable, being consistently high throughout the chain. Best of all, because of its thorough market research, the company tends to serve as a "green light" for other desirable businesses, which are so desperately needed in a neighborhood dominated by shabby stores.

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2007, 03:11:37 PM »
Here's the page from the NYC Department of Buildings officially stating some of the work being conducted on the Starbucks at 78-25 37th
Avenue.

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/ELInspectionWorkOrderServlet?requestid=2&allcontrolnumber=A264418
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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2007, 04:23:05 PM »
Bonito, is that in England?

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2007, 04:53:27 PM »
Spaceboy - Yup, Leeds to be exact. Here is another one I like :



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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2007, 03:26:18 PM »
I walked by today, and got some pics of one of the workers holding blueprints entitled "Starbucks, Jackson Heights" 

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2007, 03:34:32 PM »
So more and more the impending presence of Starbuck's in Jackson Heights seems to be "officially" official.  Kate, did the worker provide any information on a possible opening month? 
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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2007, 09:34:43 PM »
Chuck,

I really didn't have much time to stop and chat. I got a quick picture told them i'd be by another day.

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Re: The Obligatory JH Starbucks Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2007, 09:34:43 PM »