One Intersection, Two Starbucks
Starbucks Coffee Déjà Vu A Starbucks on both the East (background) and West (foreground) corners of Robson and Thurlow Vancouver, B.C., Canada -- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Starbucks Coffee Déjà Vu
A Starbucks on both the East (background) and West (foreground) corners of Robson and Thurlow
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Walking around the ritzy (relatively speaking) area of downtown Vancouver during our recent trip there, I came across a scene that I thought existed only in the world of late-show monologues: a street corner with two Starbucks Coffees.

I kid you not.

The photo above is horrible, of course, but all I have to show for the slightly-memorable event. You can sort of see the green Starbucks awnings on the building catty-corner across the street.

Despite some odd quirks (which I've written about), I like the coffee at Starbucks, but while in Vancouver, we sought out small, local cafes when we could, and were never disappointed.


All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

In the movie “Best In Show”, Parker Posey’s character talked about meeting her S.O. at a Starbucks across the street from another Starbucks. The DVD commentary mentionedt that this was as result of a real sighting of a Starbucks across the street from another Starbucks. 🙂

— comment by Alex on September 6th, 2008 at 11:15am JST (9 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffy,

I have seen the same thing (2 Starbucks) in Denver, Colorado as well.

— comment by Marty on September 7th, 2008 at 12:49pm JST (9 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I believe that the comedian Lewis Black considers this to be a sign of the Apocalypse.

— comment by Daniel Sroka on September 10th, 2008 at 5:06am JST (9 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Near the 4th and King Caltrain stop, there’s a Starbucks immediately next to an in-Safeway Starbucks.

— comment by Andrew S on September 17th, 2008 at 6:58pm JST (9 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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