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#1 CrescentFresh

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:57 AM

What's your Maximum Starbucks Density?

I'm at 76. Although it probably changes pretty regularly.

Find out yours here and let us know.

I wish there was a site that could give me my tasty bar snacks density.


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:01 AM

I low-end at 20.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:03 AM

I'm in Arlington, so my score of 80 is not surprising.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

Woops...make that 81

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

43 and I can happily say that I have never been to a single one of them.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:13 AM

72 for me. I'd love to see the ratio of Starbucks to non-Starbucks. I'd guess around me it's about 3:1 to 5:1. Maybe that's too optimistic...
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:29 AM

75 within a five mile radius, 45 of which are within a two mile radius. There are about seven in the immediate vicinity of campus (defined as 'on campus or within a block of the perimeter')
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:37 AM

23...that's it?! I MUST live in the boonies!

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:56 AM

I can top that - 14 - and I live in Baltimore City. I'm proud to say that Baltimore residents tend to fight the Starbucks invasion every step of the way. I fear that we will soon start losing the battle, though.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:56 AM

59 from my lovely spot on the Hill...but I wonder how many are on the Anacostia side of the river???

opps that's right just one...
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:57 AM

This exercise is both fantastically amusing and pathetic all in one.

82 Surrounding my office

Only 12 surrounding my house. I'm going to send Starbucks and e-mail offering them the use of my garage. 12 is waaaayyy too low.

edited because my typing sucks

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:34 AM

78 at work
9 at home (I would have never guessed it that high!

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:39 AM

77 (from Adams Morgan)

And 44 within 2 miles.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:45 AM

8 here in the 'boonies' of Springfield! :lol:

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:46 AM

I guess I'm out in the vast wasteland--12 stores near home and 18 near work (Merrifield). The latter includes two stores in the Pan Am shopping center at Nutley and 29--a stand-alone store and one in the Safeway several yards away. :lol:

Now, if only I liked their products. They'll do if I'm desperate, but give me a good independent coffee place (and there are not too many out this way that are good), or a Caribou Coffee, and I'm set. :P

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:49 AM

Using "retail store" and 2-mile radius

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:54 AM

Only 9 at home in Ashburn. 16 from work in Reston.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:59 AM

Home: 15
Work: 3

I work near UMBC campus, so it's pretty rural for a couple of miles. I'll bet if I change that 5 mile radius to 10, it'll jump to 20 or 30 stores.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:11 AM

Within a two mile radius:
-48 for work
-a refreshing 9 for home

Withing a five mile radius:
-75 for work
-70 for home :lol:
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:28 AM

damn- this is hiliarious.

73 within 2 miles of work (downtown DC)
64 within 2 miles of home (Friendship Heights).

I am not *gasp* coffee drinker (I prefer my caffeine in the diet coke form in the AM), so I only go to starbucks to get the mocha drinks. But after we bought the house, I tried to cut those out of my budget. I saw a story a few months ago on how much $$$ people spend on Starbucks per year. Crazy.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:33 AM

Home - 73
Work - 65
my hometown of Dublin, GA - 0 (nearest Starbucks is 49 miles away).
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:34 AM

16 near home. I am one of those who likes their roast and buys beans there. I mail-ordered it for years before the opened a store here in 92. Sure wish I'd bought some stock back then too.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:46 AM

78 at work
9 at home (I would have never guessed it that high!

Within 5 miles for both

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:01 PM

58 within 5 miles from my home near Lincoln Park.

I wonder how many there were when I went to school in Seattle, back when Starbucks was just local. OK, feeling very old now...

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:17 PM

72 within five miles (Van Ness)
14 within two miles

I have often thought there weren't enough because there isn't one right here at Van Ness when I want a Chantico fix.

Of course, I can still fit into my jeans so being farther away from Chantico is probably a good thing....

There are 4 within 2 miles of where we are house hunting....

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:19 PM

I'm a 73 within five miles, just like my neighbor booklovingbabe. And I second her thought because to my knowledge and based on my walking-comfort level, there's only one (and it's in Cleveland Park, about 3/4 of a mile away). I suppose I could walk to the one near Politics & Prose, but that's more than a mile.

There is only one within fifty miles of my hometown which is where I often find myself wishing for one. That lone shop isn't FAR-far, but it's not convenient for dropping in either. There are some seriously bad knock-offs (and no quality local shops) in Scranton. And my mother makes really bad coffee.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:58 PM

I'm a 73 within five miles, just like my neighbor booklovingbabe.  And I second her thought because to my knowledge and based on my walking-comfort level, there's only one (and it's in Cleveland Park, about 3/4 of a mile away).  I suppose I could walk to the one near Politics & Prose, but that's more than a mile.

There is only one within fifty miles of my hometown which is where I often find myself wishing for one.  That lone shop isn't FAR-far, but it's not convenient for dropping in either.  There are some seriously bad knock-offs (and no quality local shops) in Scranton.  And my mother makes really bad coffee.

Then get yourself one of these to take with you.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 03:09 PM

Jeezus!

85 within 5 miles of home
and 72 for work.

That's just gross.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 03:22 PM

Five miles from both my house and my work there are 74.

Even if I take it down to 2 miles there are 48 near my work (Farragut/Dupont area) and 25 for my house (Columbia Heights).

It is worth noting though that of those 25 the closest Starbucks to my house is in the Howard U Student center, which is at least a 10 block walk from my house. So the other 24 must really be on the outer limits of the 2 mile thing.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 03:25 PM

i have 75 within 5 miles of my work (washington circle) with the closest being in my building. 47 within 2 miles.

and 59 within 5 miles of my house (cap. hill-ne).

man, i think the last starbucks i've actually been in was the original one at pike place market in seattle (wife wanted to pick up some beans to take back to her mom). i hate coffee (taste and smell), so i avoid coffee places.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:17 PM

Only 22 out here in the Silver Spring boonies. Folks, this is frightening!

Best coffee in DC area, IMO, can be found at the Bucks County Coffee Roasters kiosks at Union Station and in the Reagan Building. Truly outstanding beans, roasted perfectly, and not overpriced. The website coffeereview.com gives Bucks County coffees consistantly high marks, having given the Kenyan AA one of their highest marks ever--95 points--a couple years ago. Their Guatemalan Free Trade Organic is my all-time favorite bean--better than any of the more exotic Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain, etc.,--so much so that I'm willing to take the Metro to Union station every couple of weeks to pick of a pound of that and the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe--my wife's favorite.

If you haven't tried their coffee, check them out.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:26 PM

From home: 76 within 5 miles
44 within 2 miles

From work: only 27 within 5 miles (Bethesda)
8 within 2 miles
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:48 PM

9 within 2 miles of my house/office...not ashamed to say I like Starbucks, it's one of the few chains that actually raised the level of quality/awareness of coffee, I would say much the same as Whole Foods formerly Fresh Fields did in the supermarket category...I now make most of my own coffee, but I actually like Price/Costco's offerings as well, and they're a HUGE chain!

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:19 PM

70 within 5 miles of work in Penn Quarter (work_

16 within 5 miles of vienna (home)

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:04 PM

Wow, only 9 within 5 miles of my house (northern Silver Spring), and two of those are in Safeways. A 10th is under construction in Beltsville.

I've only been to Starbucks twice - once in Burtonsville and once in Vancouver (because there are 84 Starbucks within 5 miles of the Wedgewood Hotel). I'm more of a tea drinkin' gal.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:18 PM

16 within 5 miles of vienna (home)

Shockingly there are actually 6 in the city of Vienna, Austria. I cannot understand how this purveyor of burnt tasting double mocha lattes could survive in the land of fine coffee. Thankfully, there are no Starbucks in Italy.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:21 PM

my hometown of Dublin, GA - 0 (nearest Starbucks is 49 miles away).

For me, Portage, WI, has 0 as well, the nearest is in Wisconsin Dells, the Midwest's answer to Ocean City, but with more cheese.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:02 AM

South Alexandria - Mt. Vernon....... The 5 mile is 9. The 2 mile radius is ONE! However, number 2 will be opening next week.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:13 AM

Shockingly there are actually 6 in the city of Vienna, Austria.  I cannot understand how this purveyor of burnt tasting double mocha lattes could survive in the land of fine coffee.

I don't understand this. Their coffee does not taste burnt to me. Regular roast (not dark) all taste sour or bitter - and not bitter in a good way. I almost always order a cafe americano or a short latte, so I can't speak to their sweet offerings.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:48 AM

I'm more of a tea drinkin' gal.

As is my wife, and she loves the tea at Starbucks...

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 11:43 AM

Shockingly there are actually 6 in the city of Vienna, Austria.  I cannot understand how this purveyor of burnt tasting double mocha lattes could survive in the land of fine coffee.  Thankfully, there are no Starbucks in Italy.



Vienna, VA smartass :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 04:39 PM

home = 10
work = ZERO!

honestly, there are no commercial food purveyors within five miles of where I work. I'd actually welcome a Starbucks there. And I hate Starbucks.

Does anybody remember The Onion article titled "Starbucks to Open Branch in Restroom of Existing Starbucks"? :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 08:04 PM

Does anybody remember The Onion article titled "Starbucks to Open Branch in Restroom of Existing Starbucks"?  :lol:

:P We were just talking about that Onion piece today. I love the Onion.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 08:29 PM

:lol:   We were just talking about that Onion piece today.  I love the Onion.

Last time I checked, I couldn't access it without paying; looks like something's changed:
"New Starbucks Opens in Rest Room of Existing Starbucks": http://www.theonion....tent/node/29030

Also, "Starbucks to Begin Sinister 'Phase Two' of Operation": http://www.theonion....tent/node/28657

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:00 AM

Historic Inns of Maryland wants to convert the old King of France Tavern on Church Circle in Annapolis into a Starbucks. The tavern was located in the lower level of the Maryland Inn (circa 1780s), and was a regular haunt for the late Charlie Byrd and Eva Cassidy (it was a wonderful place to enjoy her special style.) Right now there's only one Starbucks in the city - at the city dock, but there are also a Seattle's Best, and three or four independent's in the historic downtown area.
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:15 AM

Historic Inns of Maryland wants to convert the old King of France Tavern on Church Circle in Annapolis into a Starbucks.

Surely you jest :lol: .

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:06 AM

Surely you jest  :lol: .

Is this next to Treaty of Paris?

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:19 AM

Is this next to Treaty of Paris?

The King of France Tavern was indeed next to the (truly mediocre, overpriced tourist trapped) Treaty of Paris restaurant. The tavern closed a couple of years ago and is just used for storage at the moment. A real shame too - it was a great spot for listening to live jazz - much more intimate than the Ram's Head Tavern stage. And that green Starbucks awning will be one of the first things people will see when they enter Historic Annapolis, round State Circle and head up Duke of Gloucester Street. The biggest hurdle will be the Historic Preservation pooh bahs needing to approve it at their meeting next month.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Didn't know where else to post this, but this looks intriguing:

http://www.slate.com/id/2133754?nav=wp

Personally, I've never liked their coffee (it's always tasted "burnt" to me, I don't know how else to describe it) but I'm sure that there are lots of folks who partake of their wares regularly. Give this a try and let us know if it works!

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:49 PM

Didn't know where else to post this, but this looks intriguing:

http://www.slate.com/id/2133754?nav=wp

Personally, I've never liked their coffee (it's always tasted "burnt" to me, I don't know how else to describe it) but I'm sure that there are lots of folks who partake of their wares  regularly.  Give this a try and let us know if it works!

Joe, I don't think anything could help their coffee. It has alwauys tasted burnt and bitter to me also.

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