3 Tampa Starbucks Among Those To Be C...

3 Tampa Starbucks Among Those To Be Closed

There are 47 comments on the Tampa Bay Online story from Jul 18, 2008, titled 3 Tampa Starbucks Among Those To Be Closed. In it, Tampa Bay Online reports that:

Three Tampa locations are on the list of about 600 company-operated sites to be closed, the company revealed Thursday.

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Preacherwoman

United States

#1 Jul 18, 2008
When will people get it, Starbuck's coffee is too high for average people...

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#2 Jul 21, 2008
They won't get it until it's too late.

Just as they didn't "get it" that they don't NEED a 60" widescreen t.v. and every available cable/satellite channel, a huge, gas-guzzling luxury SUV, a 3,000 sq. ft. house with a swimming pool, hot tub, 4 bathrooms and a 3 car garage, Bucs season tickets, a boat, a couple ATV's, a couple jet skis,$12 martinis, the latest whiz-bang cellphone and all the other pretentious junk they've buried themselves under a mountain of debt to acquire.

Gotta appear to be cool and successful! Gotta keep up with the Joneses!

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#4 Jul 21, 2008
Yogi Bear wrote:
Such a shame. Starbucks are great places to stop and have a good quality coffee, bring your computer, and blog a little. They are also autism-friendly and I have always been welcomed as an autistic American at every Starbucks I have dropped by.
Please excuse my ignorance, but what is "autism-friendly"?
Dustin H

Bradenton, FL

#5 Jul 21, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is "autism-friendly"?
A place that is friendly toward autistic folk.

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#6 Jul 22, 2008
Dustin H wrote:
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A place that is friendly toward autistic folk.
I must ask...

Are you saying you aren't treated as courteously when you visit Einstein Bagels or Panera Bread?
H Akston

Tampa, FL

#8 Jul 23, 2008
Yogi Bear wrote:
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Dapper, please tell all ... what do you know about rendezvous' at Panera Bread? Brings out all the LEO entrappers, wouldn't you say?
Autism-friendly: the exact opposite of yourself.
Nothing he said was "unfriendly". Your handicap is not an excuse to be rude.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#9 Jul 23, 2008
That is nothing. I work in the Westshore area and there are 5 Starbucks in that area. Westshore and Kennedy, inside Westshore and International Plaza, the drive up near Ruth Chris Steakhouse, and then there is one near Charlie's Steakhouse. That is simply ridiculous. In the 16 months I have worked in Westshore, I have only gone to Starbucks twice. There are too many in this city.

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#10 Jul 23, 2008
StevenFL wrote:
That is nothing. I work in the Westshore area and there are 5 Starbucks in that area. Westshore and Kennedy, inside Westshore and International Plaza, the drive up near Ruth Chris Steakhouse, and then there is one near Charlie's Steakhouse. That is simply ridiculous. In the 16 months I have worked in Westshore, I have only gone to Starbucks twice. There are too many in this city.
Make that six. There's one inside International Plaza and one in the outside (Baystreet) restaurant area.

The thing about Starbucks is you either hate them - like me - or you love them. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground.
Dustin H

Bradenton, FL

#11 Jul 24, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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Make that six. There's one inside International Plaza and one in the outside (Baystreet) restaurant area.
The thing about Starbucks is you either hate them - like me - or you love them. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground.
Do you tend to count everything too?

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#12 Jul 24, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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Make that six. There's one inside International Plaza and one in the outside (Baystreet) restaurant area.
The thing about Starbucks is you either hate them - like me - or you love them. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground.
I like them, but I discovered that for half the price, you can get a large, iced Caramel coffee for $2.40 at McDonalds. I am not a big fan of McDonalds, but their iced coffee blows away the Starbucks.

Left out that one Starbucks. LOL

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#13 Jul 24, 2008
StevenFL wrote:
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I like them, but I discovered that for half the price, you can get a large, iced Caramel coffee for $2.40 at McDonalds. I am not a big fan of McDonalds, but their iced coffee blows away the Starbucks.
Left out that one Starbucks. LOL
I never like Starbucks coffee - too strong for my taste. However, I used to drink their lattes - to the tune of 4 or 5 a week - until I added up the cost. I no longer drink lattes or specialty flavored coffees. Does Starbucks give refills on its regular coffee?

I actually prefer Panera Bread or Einstein Bagels for my leisurely weekend coffee indulgences.

But hey, to each his/her own.

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#14 Jul 24, 2008
Dustin H wrote:
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Do you tend to count everything too?
You appear to have some serious problems - over and above autism. Unfortunately, I lack the trained required to help you move to a state of normalcy.

This will be the last time I acknowledge your existence.

Have a happy life!

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#15 Jul 24, 2008
should read: "...lack the training required..."

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#16 Jul 24, 2008
H Akston wrote:
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Nothing he said was "unfriendly". Your handicap is not an excuse to be rude.
I thought I'd asked a rather simple and innocuous question.

I don't know; perhaps rudeness or heightened sensitivity is one of the behavioral traits associated with autism.
Dustin H

Bradenton, FL

#17 Jul 24, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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You appear to have some serious problems - over and above autism. Unfortunately, I lack the trained required to help you move to a state of normalcy.
This will be the last time I acknowledge your existence.
Have a happy life!
I was just pulling your enormous ego, pal. A joke.
H Akston

Tampa, FL

#18 Jul 24, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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I thought I'd asked a rather simple and innocuous question.
I don't know; perhaps rudeness or heightened sensitivity is one of the behavioral traits associated with autism.
I wouldn't say that at all. This particular person is just rude. Some people overcome handicaps or at least put forth a valiant effort that is to be applauded and aided. Others, as in this case, use it as an excuse to be nasty and rude.
Can't stand Starbucks myself. Got better things to do than pay three bucks for bad coffee and sit around with a laptop trying to be seen.

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#23 Jul 24, 2008
Yogi Bear wrote:
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My life is extremely happy, knowing you "lack the trained" (sic) to make me become just like yourself, which I stronly reject. Yuck! A LEO who has to come to work in a snit and insult other bloggers.
The "trained/training" grammatical error was immediately correctd - even more quickly that your "stronly/strongly" error. But how would you have noticed that, what with your deep-seated need to lash out at other posters?

I'm not involved in law enforcement in any way, form or fashion, but, again, how would you know that, what with your foolhardy tendencies to jump to all kinds of irrational conclusions?

I have but two more words for you...

Get help!
H Akston

Tampa, FL

#24 Jul 24, 2008
Yogi Bear wrote:
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H Akston, you are having a very busy morning posting on the Tampa topix. I wasn't "rude," I was literal. Dapper's history of insulting me goes way back. I regard such insults as, indeed, unfriendly.
Nope, you're rude.
Dustin H

Bradenton, FL

#25 Jul 24, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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The "trained/training" grammatical error was immediately correctd - even more quickly that your "stronly/strongly" error. But how would you have noticed that, what with your deep-seated need to lash out at other posters?
I'm not involved in law enforcement in any way, form or fashion, but, again, how would you know that, what with your foolhardy tendencies to jump to all kinds of irrational conclusions?
I have but two more words for you...
Get help!
correctd s/b corrected
that s/b than
that, what s/b eliminated
that, what s/b eliminated
but really not necessary

C- work, big fella.
H Akston

Tampa, FL

#27 Jul 24, 2008
Rochesterian outs EVERYONE as law enforcement, and is wrong everytime.
Not that there is anything wrong with law enforcement. In fact without them we would have people selling crack right on your street!!(Unless it is fake crack, then you'd be fine with that)

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