Actually Starbucks primarily closed stores that had been open less than 2 years
Anither po-Tuf-kin village, when did the landing Starbucks open?
how about you stop putting in digs for a minute and look at my earlier post, where I noted that the Landing Starbucks was not closed because of corporate downsizing, but because of slow sales at the store itself....as for when the store at the Landing opened, I believe Lake has answered that question.
Why not take a break from trying to get your own digs in, every day pretty much for the past six years?
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and you can't pretend that it's really a magical pan flute that emits wishing smoke.
You pretty viciously denied that there was anything wrong with the policies of downtown for years, blaming the shopkeepers who tried to open shops for their "failures", and ridiculing or hijacking every thread which warned that this would not have a good outcome.
You undermined every attempt to correct the obstacles, and defended the perpetrators of every stupid thing that was done in downtown.
And now at last the downtown is completely collapsed, becoming the only downtown in the nation that cannot even support a Starbucks.
Do you, in retrospect think that you have been part of the solution in the neighborhood you live in?
Do you still believe that any small business owners that close and say there is a problem with downtown are liars who don't know how to run a business, but that any large corporation that jumps ship is simply making a business decision that has nothing to do with The area's administration?
Or do you just believe that telling fanciful stories about how wonderful things are to an ever decreasing group of people is a substitute for making something simple work?
I know that many of the people whose decisions and policies are your friends TUFSU.
Many of them are mine as well.
But at some point you have to stick up for what's right, and what actually works.
You cant agree with sensible principles in theory and then undermine any criticism of irrational principles.
There are worse things than simply looking foolish for claiming that Winn Dixie is a dining option exemplary of a vibrant downtown or that Starbucks closed all of their stores in our downtown for (literally) contradictory reasons.
And that is that you waste so much time for the people who are actually advocating the change that you claim to support and muddy the water so badly (does downtown really have 54 thousand workers coming to offices every day?) that nothing will ever get done.