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Date: 30 Jul 2007 13:04:30
From: bernie
Subject: *bucs in my neighborhood
The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th
store in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about
having them in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another
run-of-the-mill coffee purveyor moving into the area. I'm certain they
will take a nibble or two, but not like the monster bite they would have
years ago. As the article indicates, they are on every corner now and
seem less unique and less of a threat to established coffee houses. The
one that is being built is without a drive-through which I find very odd
in this area. Anybody know if there are *bucs that stay open 24/7? Thats
the rumor around now is that this one will be open all the time. I'd
find that difficult in this area also. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19997662/

Bernie




 
Date: 01 Aug 2007 13:37:09
From: Tom
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood
There goes the neighborhood! Yuck.

"bernie" <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in message
news:46ae363e@nntp.zianet.com...
> The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th store
> in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about having them
> in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another run-of-the-mill
> coffee purveyor moving into the area. I'm certain they will take a nibble
> or two, but not like the monster bite they would have years ago. As the
> article indicates, they are on every corner now and seem less unique and
> less of a threat to established coffee houses. The one that is being built
> is without a drive-through which I find very odd in this area. Anybody
> know if there are *bucs that stay open 24/7? Thats the rumor around now is
> that this one will be open all the time. I'd find that difficult in this
> area also. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19997662/
>
> Bernie




 
Date: 31 Jul 2007 06:38:43
From: shane
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood
On Jul 30, 4:21 pm, Robert Harmon <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com > wrote:
> bernie <bdig...@zianet.com> wrote innews:46ae363e@nntp.zianet.com:
>
> > The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th
> > store in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about
> > having them in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another
> > run-of-the-mill coffee purveyor moving into the area. I'm certain they
> > will take a nibble or two, but not like the monster bite they would
> > have years ago. As the article indicates, they are on every corner now
> > and seem less unique and less of a threat to established coffee
> > houses. The one that is being built is without a drive-through which I
> > find very odd in this area. Anybody know if there are *bucs that stay
> > open 24/7? Thats the rumor around now is that this one will be open
> > all the time. I'd find that difficult in this area also.
> >http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19997662/
>
> > Bernie
>
> Howdy Bernie!
> I remember attending stockholder meetings in the mid-90's when Schultz said
> Starbuck's would NEVER become a watered down trade mark. That it would
> never be franchised & that it would always benefit from its uniqueness. So
> much for CEO truthfulness to stockholders! But the good thing is that when
> they come into a community they do raise the consciousness of consumers, to
> the benefit of other coffee houses.
>
> Robert Harmon
> --http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj- My coffee pages.http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87- My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2- I have things for sale here.
>
> Remove "ZED" from address if replying by email.

Why not to have shareholders. Once a company goes public, the duty is
to the shareholders and to keep raising that quarterly stock price up.

Shane



 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 22:05:15
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood


 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 23:21:27
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood
bernie <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in news:46ae363e@nntp.zianet.com:

> The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th
> store in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about
> having them in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another
> run-of-the-mill coffee purveyor moving into the area. I'm certain they
> will take a nibble or two, but not like the monster bite they would
> have years ago. As the article indicates, they are on every corner now
> and seem less unique and less of a threat to established coffee
> houses. The one that is being built is without a drive-through which I
> find very odd in this area. Anybody know if there are *bucs that stay
> open 24/7? Thats the rumor around now is that this one will be open
> all the time. I'd find that difficult in this area also.
> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19997662/
>
> Bernie

Howdy Bernie!
I remember attending stockholder meetings in the mid-90's when Schultz said
Starbuck's would NEVER become a watered down trade mark. That it would
never be franchised & that it would always benefit from its uniqueness. So
much for CEO truthfulness to stockholders! But the good thing is that when
they come into a community they do raise the consciousness of consumers, to
the benefit of other coffee houses.

Robert Harmon
--
http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.

Remove "ZED" from address if replying by email.


 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 21:13:11
From: The Other Funk
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood
Finding the keyboard operational
bernie entered:

> The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th
> store in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about
> having them in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another
> run-of-the-mill coffee purveyor moving into the area. I'm certain they
> will take a nibble or two, but not like the monster bite they would
> have years ago. As the article indicates, they are on every corner
> now and seem less unique and less of a threat to established coffee
> houses.
> The one that is being built is without a drive-through which I find very
> odd in this area. Anybody know if there are *bucs that stay open 24/7?
> Thats the rumor around now is that this one will be open all the
> time. I'd find that difficult in this area also.
> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19997662/
> Bernie

I am not aware of a 24 hour *$ around here in northern NJ. I wouldn't be
surprised in NYC though. I do know that the "We proudly serve" places are
hurting *$ product based on comments from customers.
We will be getting a drive thru *$ about a mile away in a month or 2. Funny
when you read that MSNBC article about return customers and ambiance then
see small stores with drive thrus being built.
Bob
--
--
Coffee worth staying up for - NY Times
www.moondoggiecoffee.com



 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 13:27:45
From: shane
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood
On Jul 30, 2:04 pm, bernie <bdig...@zianet.com > wrote:
> The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th
> store in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about
> having them in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another
> run-of-the-mill coffee purveyor moving into the area. I'm certain they
> will take a nibble or two, but not like the monster bite they would have
> years ago. As the article indicates, they are on every corner now and
> seem less unique and less of a threat to established coffee houses. The
> one that is being built is without a drive-through which I find very odd
> in this area. Anybody know if there are *bucs that stay open 24/7? Thats
> the rumor around now is that this one will be open all the time. I'd
> find that difficult in this area also.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19997662/
>
> Bernie

24/7 Starbucks? People actually stay up that late? In the midwest,
it seems everything closes at 10 pm.

Shane



  
Date: 30 Jul 2007 20:52:57
From: John LaBella
Subject: Re: *bucs in my neighborhood
In article <1185827265.034778.50620@e9g2000prf.googlegroups.com >,
shane.olson@juno.com says...
> On Jul 30, 2:04 pm, bernie <bdig...@zianet.com> wrote:
> > The green mermaid is build not far from me. It will be their 4th
> > store in a town of 80,000. Years ago I'd have been apoplectic about
> > having them in the neighborhood. Not so today. No more than another
> > run-
>
>
THey have discovered this neck of the MidWest as well.....
For a Long time the only outlet was inside a Target store.
Now there are 4 more with another 3 planned - all of this in less than 3
years.......

Ah well back to building my home roaster - only today to finish it!!!
(for the contest).....