Mayor Walsh, city councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu and state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry this morning backed residents opposed to a Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway, saying there are already enough coffee options in the area, that a Starbucks would exacerbate morning traffic woes at the intersection and would help to eat away at the family-oriented, mom-and-pop nature of the commercial district east of Perkins Square. Read more.
A community meeting tonight on a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway repeatedly veered towards Parks and Rec style chaos as residents battled each other on issues that often had little to directly do with the coffeehouse - such as which local restaurants drove other local restaurants out of business. Read more.
Eileen Murphy reports on the newest addition to what's becoming South Boston's Caffeine Corner: A Starbucks, for which renovation is now underway at L Street and East Broadway, opening where developer Michael Norton once proposed a restaurant.
Starbucks joining DD, Cumbies, & Boston Bagel on L St.
There's already a Starbucks near Broadway station and, of course, on the South Boston waterfront.
Starbucks goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to change the shuttered Melting Pot fondue place in the Park Plaza Hotel into a, well, Starbucks.
Park Plaza guests who now want the Starbucks experience have to walk a full two-tenths of a mile to the Starbucks in the Transportation Building. Read more.
A correspondent reports she saw a guy steal the tip jar at the Starbucks at 30 Rowes Wharft around 4:10 p.m. today - despite the best efforts of a barista and a single customer to stop him.
"I feel bad for the working staff, they're not rich," she said, adding she's also upset that while women in the shop called 911, "lots of men in there were buying coffee and they didn't even block the door nor tried to help."
Police are looking for a man who, in between bites of a yellow mango, stole the tip jar from the counter of the Starbucks at 627 Tremont St. in the South End shortly before 6 p.m.
An aggrieved citizen complains about all the fuzzballs clicking their nails across the hardwood floors of the Starbucks on West Broadway.
The city replies ISD is scheduling a visit to the establishment.
Pilotblock captured the scene outside a South End Starbucks this afternoon.
The owners of the Fan Pier development said today they'll be leasing space to a Starbucks, a Mediterranean meze restaurant and a daycare center.
The Starbucks, which will take 2,100 square feet, will join existing starbucks at the Manulife Financial building, the Renaissance Harbor Hotel and the Westin Boston Harborfront. It's slated to open this summer, according to the Fallon Company, which is building out Fan Pier as a mixed-use complex.
BostInno reports a Starbucks is coming to Allston. Granted, the LEED-certified, fancy-new-apartments side of Allston, rather than the gritter end where somebody re-opened a closed cafe to keep Starbucks out, but still.
People seeking a Starbucks-free existence will still be able to travel to Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Mattapan.
Boston Police report a Dorchester man punched a Starbucks worker in the face Monday for serving him something that did not meet his definition of tea.
Police say officers responded to the Starbucks at 11 West Broadway around 9 a.m. on Monday to find a barista applying ice to his face:
The Globe maps every last outlet of each chain and tries to figure out what it means (Dunk's dominates in Massachusetts - surprised?) - all on a page with some interesting scrolling.
If you're one of those people who thinks Starbucks would be much improved if all the hipsters disappeared, you'll love this karmic post.
A federal appeals court ruled today Starbucks owes Massachusetts baristas more than $14 million for tips that were shared with supervisors between 2005 and 2011, because state law bars managers from dipping into the tip jar.
Starbucks tried to pour cold water on a class-action suit on behalf of more than 11,000 former and current baristas by arguing that "shift supervisors" weren't really managers because they mostly did the same work as baristas and so were entitled to the perk of sharing in pooled tips collected from customers.
The Globe reports the chain will pilot wireless cellphone charging at 17 Boston outlets. You'll need a special mat to put under your phone to soak in all the wireless electricity, but Starbucks says it may have some to give away or to let customers borrow.
Wireless power technology has advanced a bit since the days when Nikola Tesla built his 187-foot-high Wardenclyffe tower on Long Island:
The Boston Licensing Board today granted a food-serving license to a Starbucks proposed for 11 West Broadway in South Boston, with hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In other Southie dining news, the board also approved a license for Al's Pizza and Grill at 402 West Broadway.
The Chelsea Record can't restrain its enthusiasm for the city's first Starbucks - finally, proof that Chelsea is no longer a gritty backwater where people have no appreciation for "a richer, sometimes exotically mixed cup of coffee" but instead a more refined community on the move:
A Starbucks in Chelsea is a good barometer of things that are happening here.
Better yet, it is a good barometer of things to come.
We welcome Starbucks.
What a wonderful addition to the mall.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a license for a Starbucks at 1944 Beacon St., across the street from a Dunkin' Donuts.
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