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The “A” location on this space satellite Google Maps image is 2101 L Street NW, the ONLY Starbucks that will be closed in Washington D.C. out of 600-ish closed ones nationwide. This is problematic for two reasons: (1) there is nary another bean shop anywhere near this rich, young-professionalized and textbook yuppie part of Northwest D.C. and (2) this was the Starbucks for HOSPITAL and WOUND CARE patients, as you can see. People get shot all the time with legal guns in this city and now they will have no Starbucks coffee! [Washington Post]

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36 COMMENTS

  1. No civilized or prosperous first world human should have need to carry a thermos. My SIGG was only for show! Clearly, there’s no hope.

  2. I wish the Starbucks near me would close, because it is the worst Starbucks in the universe. Every single fricking time I go there, they either screw up my order or forget about it altogether. When I try to confirm that they gave me the right drink, the counter-person sasses me.

    Maybe if they closed, it would induce a real coffee shop like the MUD shop, hell, I’ll even take a Dunkin’ Donuts, to open in the neighborhood.

  3. Maybe there’s something Obama can do for us. I stop there frequently. Does anyone on this connected blog have the number where Obama can be reached while he’s in the Middle East? I’m not sure where he’ll be EXACTLY, but I know it’s near, you know… the middle.

  4. [re=39613]Preppy Bastard[/re]: HA HA, i was actually thinking how funny it would be if a commenter named, say, “Preppy Bastard” commented that there are indeed other starbucks at george washington u!

  5. That area has like 6 locations in the next few blocks. Tell the bitter yuppies to walk. Their granola crunching Obamatard asses love to exercise anyway.

  6. Actually, there’s another Starbucks at the corner of 22nd and Kā€”smack-dab in the middle between the Wound Care Center and GWU Hospital (which, incidentally, has its own Starbucks in the lobby-level cafeteria).

  7. as a real live gwu prep, i can tell you that the closing of that starbucks couldn’t matter less. First, the one actually IN the hospital has better coffee (why starbucks differ is another matter) and also the one in the gwu library is open 24 hours a day which is just awesome because young preps need all the caffeine they can get.

  8. [re=39613]Preppy Bastard[/re]: There is also one right down the street attached the the Gelman Library.

    [re=39700]yankabroad[/re]: way to steal my thunder. Then again, i guess you get precedence as a real live prepper and not a poser from gtown. :\

  9. I’m pretty certain that the only Starbucks in DC that should have closed is the “old” one on M Street in Georgetown (not the “new” one at 33rd[?], the one with the upstairs east of Wisconsin). Those assholes always get my order wrong by a lot. Example: tall non-fat decaf mocha. Result: venti soy caf latte. I was the only customer in the store at the time.

  10. [re=39737]NotUrEvryDayWEzl[/re]: And the thing is, I don’t even think it’s a grudge mistake! I’m always polite, I leave tips, I don’t even talk on my cell phone!

    Also, it’s entirely possible that I know your friend. Surprisingly, though half the staff would probably fail fourth grade comp tests, I know the other half of the staff. It’s just that they’re never working when I’m there for some reason.

  11. People. That area is a BLACK HOLE. Nowhere near a metro. Half of the new office buildings there are empty or have empty floors, like the building this starbucks is under. Also, there is a Bruegger’s next door and an Illy around the corner.

  12. And, more importantly, the humane society is across the street. Maybe rename the post “Starbucks denies service to puppies”

  13. This Starbucks is brand new. It opened within the last 12 months (maybe even less). It’s admittedly quiet there, but I that’s what makes it so nice.

    And yes, in addition the Starbucks inside GW Hospital. There is one at K and that Circle thing on the left (known to locals as George Washington Circle, but perhaps not known by the rest of you not so unlucky as to have to live in this city).

    [re=39726]Stealth Liberal[/re]: I can’t get any barista in DC to make the drinks the way that I’ve been ordering them for 10 years. I typically order a tall Americano in a grande cup with the remainder soy. This confuses the hell out them. The whole idea from ordering one size smaller in the next larger cup to what to do with that extra space. I have to walk them through each step.

  14. Mr. Speaker, if I could be recognized for a point of personal privilege, I would like to state for the record that Starbucks’ regular coffee tastes like burnt monkey ass (their espresso and the drinks made from it are fine). You shouldn’t roast coffee for auto-drip as dark as espresso beans, dimwits.

    The only chain with worse coffee is McDonalds, because they boil it at 1 million degrees, the better to scald old ladies with.

  15. [re=39813]Lazy Media[/re]: True that. Here on the West coast, we also have Peets. Now I used to work in a coffee shop that roasted its own beans, and I know when corporations like Peets and Starbucks are passing off that burnt flavor to substitute for real body.(Probably because they’re using shitty beans.)
    Dunkin’ Doughnuts makes a great, non-elitist cup of coffee. Do you have them in DC?

  16. I think they should ALL close down since they took away my precious precious delicious delicious orange syrup. Orange mocha frapps. I lived for them. Now I only have bacon with which to soothe my withered soul.

  17. Are there no other joints serving coffee? Actually, this might be a job opportunity for unemployed Wonketteers, standing on the street corner with a French press and a couple cups, etc. Could be the apple-sellers of our own depression!

    Zhu Bajie

  18. Jim Newell,

    There are three Starbucks within 1/2 to 3/4 blocks of where I live. I’ve already taken too mich Codeine Sulfate, Diazepam and Nyquil for them to be of any use this evening.

    Sincerely and respectfully,

    Mr-Clark

  19. We should be hoping that Staroverpricedbucks is closing 6,000 stores, not just 600. There’s too many Starwasteofbucks, and their coffee tastes like crap.

    Just go to Dunkin’ Donuts–they have some good coffee. It’d be funny if Dunkin’ Donuts opened successful coffee shops at all of closed Startakeyourbucks locations.

  20. There are still bars in this neighborhood, yes? I can pack my own coffee, but they frown upon me bringing that many bottled of vodka on the plane. Can a local let me know if I should change my plans for a fall vacay in DC? Because I’m good with Hawaii, too.

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