Saturday, June 30, 2018
Creeping Mall- ism in my neighborhood, Boston's North End
In my neighborhood, we have within a 5 to 10 minute walk, two Dunkin' Donuts, a Starbucks , a Peet's Coffee, a Thinking Cup coffee shop, Caffe dello Sport coffee shop, Caffe Vittoria coffee shop, Caffe Paradiso coffee shop, plus Mike's Pastry, Modern Pastry, and Maria's Pastry all offer coffee to their patrons. Within my immediate neighborhood, we have My Cousin's Place that offers coffee to its patrons. We have TWO Seven Elevens within TWO blocks of each other that also offer coffee to its patrons
Starbucks wants to put another coffee shop at the entry to Boston's North End. Why? The North End's coffee needs are amply met.
WE DON'T WANT ANOTHER STARBUCKS. WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER STARBUCKS.
From my neighbor, Dave G.:
"Just for the record, there are already 6 Starbucks within a short walk from the proposed NE location: Atlantic Av, Long Wharf, State St, Broad St, two in Govt Center, and one soon to open right across the Greenway in Fanueil Hall! Hopefully the City will do the right thing and deny them a take-out license, which will force Starbucks to break the lease they've already signed."
PS. This neighborhood is called The North End, not "Li'l Italy, or Little Italy." This neighborhood has been called The North End since Colonial times. We don't want to be renamed "Little Italy.
We are The North End!
Last Little Italy from Rocco Capano on Vimeo.