Reporting from Seattle, Michael Allen Smith of Coffee Hero reports on one new Starbucks location that opened recently in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
What do I see when I pass the NEW Starbucks location? The same behavior I see in front of the original Starbucks. Tourists are having their photos taken in front of the NEW Starbucks at Pike Market with the retro sign. They think it is the original location! They travel to Seattle, make their way to Pike Place Market and see a Starbucks with a funny sign and assume it is the original. Only later in the day will they realize the original is not on Pike Street, it is on Pike Place. Starbucks gets to ring the register twice. Pretty sneaky.
Read the complete article Is Starbucks Deliberately Fooling Seattle Tourists? at Coffee Hero.