UPDATE: So I am not sure if this is an official Starbucks, or one of those ‘Barnes & Noble- situations’ where they serve Starbucks Coffee and products, but operate as their own cafe. Just sayin….
The Allegria Hotel (80 W. Broadway) is getting a Starbucks. This is very close to the Gentle Brew location on the boardwalk. Just up National Blvd from the hotel you’ll find another Starbucks on Park Avenue, which is near the Stop & Shop center where there’s another Starbucks inside the grocery store, plus Dunkin’ Donuts is hidden somewhere in that center. Not too far from all that is the main Gentle Brew location, but if you go across the street and east two blocks you’ll find Coffee Nut. Yep. We love our coffee in Long Beach. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, this:
(Thank you to the person who sent me these photos!)
A reader just posted this idea in the comments of a previous post, but I just had to share it with you all as its own. How many of you would want a Long Beach, NY-themed Starbucks coffee mug? Kinda like the mug in this horrible photoshop that took me 10 seconds to make. (boardwalk photo credit: city of long beach)
Let’s try to make it happen! Here is an explanation why this is a good idea. Link is at the bottom of the page.
“Two years ago, my community of Long Beach, NY was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Homes were pushed off foundations by the force of Mother Nature’s waves. The legendary boardwalk was washed away as the barrier island was shut down. Now, 24 months later, Long Beach is stronger than ever while many continue to rebuild. Starbucks has remained a local meeting place in the center of town. Many cities and towns have a mug symbolic of its community, including New York City and the Hamptons. Nestled in between is Long Beach, NY and it would be a great area to market a new mug. A Long Beach mug could feature the new boardwalk with the vintage lampposts, bicyclists, and surfers in the background. Long Beach became nationally known because of a natural disaster….help Long Beach become known for what it really is…a family beach community, where summer lasts all year! (Starbucks could give some proceeds of mug sales to Sandy Relief)