Adbusters published this article recently on the much feared hostile take-over that was Starbuck’s in the 1990’s. Apparently the privately owned joints are still in control and have grown in the last few years.
Who knew people wanted community and small business all along? Oh that’s right, lots of us.
The logo above is from a great site called Delocator.Net which helps people locate privately owned coffee shops in most every community.
From their site:
Corporate industries invading American neighborhoods, from coffee chains to bookstore chains, music chains and movie theatre chains, pose a threat to the authenticity of our unique neighborhoods. Although there is room on the map for shared territories – both the homogenous corporate enterprise and the independent ventures across the nation, our independent, community-operated businesses deserve your dime.