Starbucks in Targets? So wrong it’s right

Starbucks%20in%20Target.jpgNormally, I try to steer clear of corporate chains, less from moral motivation and more because I find them a tad boring. Andersonville is packed with personality-laden cafes; how many times a week do I really need to frequent the cookie-cutter Starbucks? But this week I spent the better part of the heat wave in the cool air conditioning at Target and, well, when you’re already inside one big-box corporation, why not indulge in a $4 iced beverage from another (which also happens to offer health care to part time employees, by the way, which is nothing to sneeze at)? It was a cheap trade off for the free a/c.

6 Comments so far

  1. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:50 am

    Odd. I wouldn’t think Starbucks’ take-out-a-mortgage-to-buy-coffee style really would mesh with Target’s cheap-stuff style, but whatever works I guess…

  2. Kate (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    Have you noticed Starbucks cropping up in grocery stores as well? There’s one in the Dominick’s on Broadway and Ardmore. It’s a little easier, when I’ve got $30 in my pocket and need to feed myself for a week, to take a pass on the drinks there.

  3. Mr. Smith (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 11:04 am

    Do you guys purposely try to recruit writers with cool names? With the addition of Ms. Rockwood to a staff that already includes Danny Doom, Alana Waters, and Lauren Liss, it’s like reading an entire blog written by people named after comic book characters.

    Which, you know, rules.

    I’m jealous.

  4. Kate (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

    If I remember correctly “cool name” was one of the requirements when applying.

  5. Lauren Liss (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2006 @ 8:34 pm

    It is… it is a personal requirement that I added in to the app process. I have 2 boxes on my desk labeled “Cool Names” and “Not Cool Names”.

    BTW… Mr. Smith, your name qualifies. I mean, you share namesake with Brad Pitt AND that crazy multiplying guy from the Matrix.

  6. Mr. Smith (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 2:22 pm


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