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ADWEEK Interviews Locals about Starbucks Opening in Williamsburg

ADWEEK Interviews Locals about Starbucks Opening in Williamsburg

Adweek was out and about in the neighborhood interviewing us locals.  Several different perspectives come into play. They were definitely going for the anti-Starbucks voice, and they got it.  Very calm and logically explained, its the comment trolls that just assign anyone around here with the Hipster label… making it a bad word, commenting irately.  Fine then, we will just assume that all of the…

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Newsweek: The West and other shops not afraid of the big bad Starbucks in Williamsburg

Newsweek: The West and other shops not afraid of the big bad Starbucks in Williamsburg

Newsweek called in for an interview, they along with the WSJ have made this a National News story… meanwhile, the Gaza strip is an ongoing hot mess, to say the very least.  But alas, the quality of our local community is an important topic, and so is the support of small business.

Most of the local coffee shops, including the West, understand that what we offer and what the corporate giant…

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Gothamist Weighs in on the Battle of the Brews—Williamsburg’s 1st Starbucks The West’s New Neighbor

Gothamist Weighs in on the Battle of the Brews—Williamsburg’s 1st Starbucks The West’s New Neighbor

Gothamist stopped by the to-go window the other day.  

The Gotham heavy weight weighs in on the corporate giants invading our neighborhoods, and their locally businesses.  And no, menu changes have nothing to do with Starbucks, and we’re not phasing out our sandwiches, probably adding new selections.  (and we now have Charcuterie) We’re happy that the onlinosphere is including us in its coverage…

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The West is Ready for Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

The West is Ready for Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

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For Immediate Release Starbucks is set to open in Williamsburg, Brooklyn mid-summer, just one block away from a locally owned coffee house, THE WEST, at 379 Union Ave.

To some this seems emblematic of the end of an era, but I believe this chain establishment will only help to highlight the best of what a locally owned business has to offer.

In response to the Starbucks opening, The West’s owner,…

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(via Mental Marginalia Reading Series Tuesday May 27th 8pm)

The reading series voted most likely to avoid refined sugars later in life rolls onward with a startling healthy snack assortment of poets and their so-called poetry.

Elsewhere, a lab rat with a heart of gold can no longer continue a tumultuous relationship with a frustrated, under-funded neuropharmocologist.

(via Mental Marginalia Reading Series Tuesday May 27th 8pm)

The reading series voted most likely to avoid refined sugars later in life rolls onward with a startling healthy snack assortment of poets and their so-called poetry.

Elsewhere, a lab rat with a heart of gold can no longer continue a tumultuous relationship with a frustrated, under-funded neuropharmocologist.