Friday, April 25, 2008

Deadlines Smedlines (Part II)

Two customers just walked in. The story comes out. This place is closing next week. They are sad. I am too. Perhaps I went to Starbucks one too many times myself. I should’ve come here more often. Explains the missing credit card machine and conspicuously blank walls (which were once covered in local art). I don’t want to turn my blog into a cheesy morality tale, but it is said to watch something good and unique shut down. So frequent your local coffee shops when you study, friends. This really is sad. You can help prevent this loss in your town, I guess.

The lady customer just said, “We should’ve come here more often.” Ditto. Ditto to everybody.


Pj Perez said...

Sadly, you can't really prevent the loss of indie coffee shops in your town, no matter how many cups of java you buy.

Once upon a time on Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas there were a number of indie coffeehouses, all of which appeared to be at least as busy as your average Sbux and at night, packed to the gills. Problem is, these places are run by people who are not canny businesspeople. If they were, they would not own a coffee shop.

Miserable Grad Student said...

Gee, that's depressing. I wish I had seen the indie coffee houses.