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Monday
Apr162012

Rumorsville: Starbucks to take over former Uncle Moe's space

via Cakeheart's Flickr

We here at FiPS have been pretty invested in what business might go into the space on 7th Avenue formerly known as Uncle Moe's. We even wrote an article demanding begging suggesting that if a salad bar took over the space, it would make a million dollars. When the "For Rent" signs disappeared from the windows a few weeks ago, we were a bit nervous. Did Just Salads listen to our excessive tweeting and snag the space? Or would we be subjected to another burrito place, bagel joint or yogurt shop? What was it going to be?

Well, we got our answer. And lo and behold, it's not what we wanted.

According to a neighboring business owner, Starbucks is moving into 341 7th Ave, with renovations beginning in the next few weeks for a summer opening date (we reached out to Starbucks for confirmation, but didn't hear back by press time. We'll keep you posted when we do).

Obvi, the last thing Park Slope needs is another effing coffee shop, especially when there's already three places to get coffee on that corner alone. It's also totally annoying that we'd get a Starbucks and not a locally-owned business, but let's be honest: it doesn't make a difference. Have you walked by any of the Starbucks on 7th Ave before? There's always 100 people in there. So as much as you'll probably bitch about it in the comments section, the place will probably make bank.

What do you think about this alleged choice? Is it an upgrade from Moe's? Or are you, like us, totally mourning the salad spot that could have been?

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