07 Jun '12, 2pm

First-graders protest to save local coffee shop

First-graders protest to save local coffee shop

Back in 2011, a tragedy of epic proportions struck the East Village: Starbucks moved in. And not only did it move in, it kicked a beloved local coffee shop, The Bean, out of its flagship location. Even non-coffee drinking elementary school students were outraged, as Majorie Ingall discovered : Here we have a piece of paper recovered from the recesses of the backpack of an East Village, NYC elementary school student. Translation from first-grader-ese: Starbucks: The Bean Instead. These budding activists handed out their hand-drawn flyers to their schoolmates, plus some for the Bean staff. According to other local kids, they also came up with some righteous chants, such as “The Bean rules, Starbucks drools.” The Bean didn’t let Starbucks’ incursion get it down. In fact, it expanded , opening up a store to replace the flagship and launching plans for additional outposts. But ...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/first-graders-protest-to-save-local...

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