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Bywater Starbucks Rumors Roasted

With coffee shops sprouting up on St. Claude Ave. as quickly as gutter punks and their dogs, the strip might appear to be easy prey for the world's ultimate gentrifying force, Starbucks. On Friday night, a sign appeared at the corner of the thoroughfare and Bartholomew St. that appeared to confirm the area's worst fears: the Seattle-based coffee giant was alleged to be "coming soon" to an abandoned credit union building. The news spread quickly, as this even would mark the worst thing since Hank's stopped carrying the real Four Loko.


Bywater Neighborhood Association officials quickly put on their gumshoes, and investigated the developments. Their probe was completed quickly, and last night they were able to confirm the sign was the work of a "talented prankster," according to their Facebook page. There is a retail chain looking to develop the building, but don't worry about your sensibilties, it's local. Canseco's Grocery - which has locations in Bayou St. John and Gentilly - is in the process of getting permits for the site.

Starbucks or cansecos...Does it really matter??
Wake up White People!

Starbucks is watered down in

Starbucks is watered down in every sense of the word, let's try to keep it real in the Bywater

I love starbucks

I love starbucks



Why is this a "bad" thing?

Why is this a "bad" thing? The presence of a Starbucks has been shown to be beneficial to surrounding businesses- even competing coffee shops.

I hate to be the one who says it, but there are reasons Starbucks is successful. And not all of them have to do with the "profit at any cost monster myth" that prevails.

Canseco's?!?! Chinese

Canseco's?!?! Chinese crawfish coming to the Bywater!!!!

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