October 13, 2006

Starbucks Takes First Casualty

Neighborhood activists, start your lawn signs. With less than two weeks till opening, the new Starbucks store on Glendale Blvd. in Atwater Village may have already claimed its first victim.

Just this side of Hyperion Bridge, within foaming distance of the new SBUX, once perched a too-cute coffee-cup sign above neighborhood joint Creative Grounds. (Recently the same block opened kiddie education store Segray and Squires.) But the giant cup is gone, as are the Grounds themselves, says an email from the proprietor:

yes, creative grounds is no more. the landlord decided she wanted to go a different direction. thanks for the interest...

Watch your back, Kaldi Coffee.


Traveller said...

When I wrote about Kaldi & Toni's I went looking for the coffe cup sign and was sorry to see it had disappeared. Good to know what happened to it, sorry that it's gone.


Zach Behrens said...

Creative Grounds was great!!! boo SBUX!

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