Founder's Wall
Starbucks...Before and After

Introduced: August 09 2012

I'm a big Starbucks fan -- grande iced tea, 3/4 green, 1/4 black, no sweetener, no water. Not only for their tea but for the sense of community they've brought to corners everywhere. We're lucky to have one of the few Starbucks in the country that has started serving beer and wine and small plates -- and staying open a little later. "Serve it and they will come" must be their philosophy. In less than two weeks, they gutted the old space, made it classy and cozy, and enclosed their outdoor patio. The photo is blurry so I'll improve it on the next starry summer night.