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Williamsburg's First Starbucks Is Off to a Bad Start

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The gentrification of hipsterville is officially complete. Williamsburg's first Starbucks opened as promised this morning at 6 a.m. to a chilly welcome from the neighborhood. Grub Street reports that only a few caffeine crazed locals stopped by during its first hour in business. The shop, which is the neighborhood's first, is located in the Karl Fischer condo next to the Lorimer/Metropolitan subway stop. One passerby, however, speculates that the neighborhood will warm up soon enough to the idea of free bathrooms and a convenient Frappuccino: "It was the same thing when Dunkin' Donuts first opened, people will be pissed, but then it will get good business because it's convenient."
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