Carbonated Starbucks: Damned smart: Coke is creating entertainment-laden lounges for teenagers in malls. It’s the teen Starbucks. [via Adrants]
Hum… As a 6 espresso shot a day man, I might give it a try, before going back to my old way.
The kids at the local mall have no problem hanging out at Starbucks. I can’t get near the place on a Friday or Saturday night.
When i lived in Vienna, Austria, they already had this. Nobody went. But back then, the entertainment aspect wasn’t featured quite so heavily.
It was interesting to be able to buy a beer in a place called “Coca Cola,” however.
In a related story, mall-based dentistry has become a new big business =)
Sounds like an old school soda shop to me.
Like Michele said the teen starbucks is starbucks (in the pacific NW at least). At my high school we use starbucks to get schoolwork done, not just for entertainment like these “coke lounges” seemed geared towards.
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