Starbucks: 15th Avenue & Tea
Writing in Reason, Greg Beato on the occasional divide between Starbucks and the tastes of its customers:
At 15th Avenue and Tea, the quest to cultivate highbrow customers continues. There’s a wall covered with excerpts from Plato’s dialogues. Blended drinks are banned from the premises, and you can safely assume that Bearista Bears, the highly sought-after plush toys that Starbucks has been selling since 1997, won’t ever appear here either.