A blog for better streets and public spaces in Portland, Maine.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waterfront Forecast: Blander with an 80% Chance of Burned Beans

Planning documents from the city's Historic Preservation Committee reveal plans for the peninsula's third Starbucks, on Commercial Street at the corner of Market.

Funny how the virulent retail infection from Seattle thinks it can expand in the middle of a crowded market of better coffee. I wouldn't be surprised if they're opening a shop at this location in a bid to follow the lawyers who decamped from Monument Square for the old Cumberland Cold Storage building a couple years ago. 

Anyway, one more place for tourists to refresh themselves as they tour the charming, expanding ruins of Portland's working waterfront.

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