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March 29, 2009

No Decaf For You At Starbucks

Have you noticed that starbucks won't serve you decaf anymore after noon?

Isn't after noon when people want decaf, so they aren't kept awake all night?

I'm sure it makes sense to some MBA marketing weenie or bean counter somewhere when they're thinking up the strategery that gets them their big bonus, but in my humble opinion telling a third of your customers to get lost isn't the smartest longer-term cost-cutting move.

March 18, 2009

Aftermath Of Menlo Park Peet's Fire

Almanac : Fire: Peet's and Calla may be shut for months,

There were coffee and scones this morning at Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, but money did not change hands. The refreshments were free, following a devastating fire yesterday, but while the empty tables and chairs inside beckoned, you had to find a seat outside.

. . . As to when the building comes back on line for regular use, it depends largely on when the owner obtains building permits to do the necessary repairs and how quickly the repairs are done...

... It's possible that Peet's could be up and running before the other activities, he said, because the water damage was slight compared with what happened to the boutique next door.

Photos here.

March 17, 2009

Menlo Park CA Peets Fire

I JUST heard that the Menlo Park Peet's is on fire. This was the second Peet's to open. I found this: 3-Alarm Fire Burns In Downtown Menlo Park - cbs5.com,

A fire burning in downtown Menlo Park Tuesday morning went to three alarms, a fire dispatcher said.

The blaze was reported at 7:04 a.m. at 1050 University Drive.

The building where the fire was burning contains several businesses, including a Peet's Coffee & Tea and the Calla boutique.

There is video at the news website so click the link.


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