Starbucks To Sell Beer, Wine At Up To 6 LA Area Stores

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  1. uggboy
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    Starbucks To Sell Beer, Wine At Up To 6 LA Area Stores;)


    Isn't Starbucks all about coffee anymore???

    SOURCE: http://beta.local.yahoo.com/news-starbucks-sell-beer-wine-la-area-stores
     
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    I don't think I'd drink coffee flavored wine... :p
     
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    I hope they have a proper Malbec option..... :cool:
     
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    There is only one thing better than a place that sells beer, a place that gives it away!:p
     
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    I might have to start going to Starbucks if I'm in a pinch.
     
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    Interesting note about Burger King and Sonic doing the same, but then I remember Being able to get alcohol in a west coast Denny's.
     
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    Can I have a beer late with extra foam? :D
     
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    Bumping an old thread, but the Streets of Woodfield Starbucks in Schaumburg IL (Chicago Suburb) will apparently be the first location outside the Pac NW to get the wine/beer/light fare menu as of tomorrow (Jun 29)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0628-starbucks-wine-20120628,0,5218773.story

     
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    I may be a dinosaur, but I long for the days when McDonalds was about burgers, fries and shakes, Starbucks was about coffee, grocery stores didn't have to compete with Walmart and sushi bars didn't say Chinese food and Sushi.

    Something I vaguely remember learning from childhood about not being a jack of all trades and a master of none.
     
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    Starbucks ceased being about coffee a while ago. I appreciate this recent push to branch out in some of their stores. From what I've seen of their store in Madison Park in Seattle, which also sells beer and wine, it works pretty well. But that's also one of their flagships.

    I have a bigger issue with the food. Most Starbucks have awful food, and even the doughnuts no longer show the Top Pot logo. I'm not sure if Starbucks didn't want to share publicity or if the quality of the doughnuts went down so much that Top Pot insisted they remove it, but whatever the reason they didn't deserve to be called Top Pot. Starbucks has a few concept stores that they operate under different names, such as Roy St. Coffee and Tea in Capitol Hill in Seattle, where the food (and everything else) is much, much better. But I don't know if this is something they can roll out with scale.
     
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