Former Starbucks Venue Trades Baristas for Booze

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By Kiran Aditham Comment

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While the April closing of one of two Starbucks locations in the E. Village/Astor Place led many of its former patrons to wax nostalgic, the fact that the defunct venue has now been plastered with Absolut ads is leaving them feeling just as bitter as Starbucks coffee itself.

Since the closed locale is attached to Cooper Union’s old engineering building, incensed commenters on Curbed like “IvoryJive” say the booze branding is not only tacky but foolish. “Very responsible for a college building to be advertising Vodka. Maybe they could also advertise where to go after you get raped at a frat party.”

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