Melissa Allison follows the world's biggest coffee-shop chain and other Seattle caffeine purveyors.
Coming soon: An undercover Starbucks store
Posted by Melissa Allison
ERIKA SCHULTZ/THE SEATTLE TIMES
The ubiquitous coffee-shop giant is dropping the household name from its 15th Avenue East store on Capitol Hill, a shop that was slated to close at one point last year but is being remodeled in Starbucks' new rustic, eco-friendly style.
It will open next week, the first of at least three remodeled Seattle-area stores that will bear the names of their neighborhoods rather than the 16,000-store chain to which they belong.
Some local coffeeshop owners say Starbucks is appropriating their ideas, in a longer story I wrote for today's paper.
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