Thursday, October 18, 2007

Starbucks coming to Metro

At long last, here's the plan for this spot:

A developer has stirred up plans with Starbucks for a fifth shop in the zip code - and 19th in Queens - as part of a two-story complex opening next spring at 71st and Metropolitan Aves.

Starbucks perks along with plans for 5th shop in Forest Hills

Barring a negotiation breakdown, the coffee giant would join a well-known bank and a real estate office on the 12,000-square-foot piece of land, formerly occupied by an auto repair shop, said developer David Koptiev.

9 comments:

mazeartist said...

Doesn't Mr. Koptiev care about his neighborhood? How many more banks does Forest Hills need?

Anonymous said...

Starbucks would be good there. I like that idea!

Anonymous said...

Star Fux....as its better known....
another real cultural "boon" to the FH community.

Isn't that just "peachy" ? !!!

A proliferation of chain drug stores, banks.....
and now a hipster java mecca
where yuppie/yentas can schmooze
and Wi Fi the hours away.

I can just see Koptiev listing Starbucks
a chief amenity in his real estate promotion brochure.

Michael said...

I can think of much worse buisnesses that could sprout up on that corner. Would you prefer another 7-eleven?

Anonymous said...

Starbucks is nothing less
than an overpriced "7-11" Michael.....
sans the trappings.
(Oh but pardon me...it's not very Forest Hills-ish).

There seem to be a lot of pretentious latte lappers
in FH (5 stores). Are you, perhaps, one of them ?

I, myself love the honesty of a lower class
better tasting coffee emporium
like Dunkin Doughnuts
(their mocha lattes beat anything I've ever sipped) .

No computer hook ups...though...
but, then again, my G4 powerbook is wireless.
So who gives a Star Fux !

Michael said...

I guess you would prefer another 99 cents store. So be it.

Anonymous said...

Hate to bust you're bubble "Michael"....
but FH ain't what it used to be.

Get ready for a nose dive.....or move into The Gardens.

Anonymous said...

When anybody looks forward
to a Starbucks franchise to save a neighborhood.....
things must be getting pretty desperate!

Time to move out of mamma's house.

Peter said...

Michael - apparently there are plenty of anonymous losers here who would prefer a 99-cent store. Here's hoping that Starbucks drives them all out of the neighborhood.