Starbucks recently opened up a new concept store on the top of Capitol Hill in Seattle called 15th Ave Coffee and Tea where they’ve dropped the cookie cutter branding for the look of an indie shop. I hope this goes well for the company in the long run as their current stores aren’t exactly inviting.


Of course there are about a dozen other great coffee shops within a few blocks from each other in that area (Victrola, Ladro, etc.), but sometimes you don’t want to have to wait 10 minutes in line just for a single shot of espresso.

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