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Old 06-11-2007, 12:02 AM
Location: Oregon Coast
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Originally Posted by Dingler View Post
It seems to me that the nicest towns have the following things:

A large number of coffee bars (Starbucks, etc)

Alot of trees

A good selections of nice restaurants
So is a high number of Starbucks a true indicator of the Cities Quality of Life?
Well that is an intersting concept. If it's true then my city area is getting better.
They've put in a couple of new coffee bars lately. Oh and they put a Starbucks inside of the Safeway grocery store. Now you can buy your fancy coffee and shop.

Oh yes and we have trees too. What's this place doing?
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:21 AM
Location: VA
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It could be any Coffee Shop (including independents). Though I have noticed the chains tend to put many locations in towns that are nice or improving. Maybe their market research tells them the the people who demand a high quality of life also demands all those fancy coffees.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:41 AM
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I have to agree in general. The money spent on such a trivial item = upscale life. But doesn't ALWAYS mean "quality". Generally those nice places, including restaurants, are in crowded metroplexes, which I avoid at all cost now. Except to visit, i.e. Portland, OR--and do try to visit as many coffee shops and restaurants as possible when I go, as I am living in Wasteland, TX. We have one Starbucks, and I am grateful!
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:47 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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I like Cosi and Mayorga
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:52 PM
Location: Midwest
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I don't think we even have a Cosi here. Like I said, it would be a total backwater (albeit, one with truck stops for the big rigs going west from Indy) if Chicago wasn't a couple of hours away.

Originally Posted by lammius View Post
Tenbucks has drive-thru stores? The world has indeed gone to hell.
You've never seen one before? They're kinda cute.
Actually, there's somewhat small, you could probably drive a Cadillac Escalade or Infiniti QX56 over one and not notice.
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