NEW YORK (
) -- Coffee retailer
is adding beer and wine to the menu of some of its locations near
by the end of 2012.
Alcohol already is being served at a half dozen Starbucks near Seattle and in Portland, Ore.
on whether they would consume an alcoholic beverage at Starbucks, readers of
were torn, with 53.38% of 547 poll respondents saying they would.
however, readers didn't like the idea of getting a beer at the same place they might get their coffee. Here's what they said.
asked readers on Facebook:
Beer and wine will be added to about a dozen Starbucks locations this year. Will you make Starbucks your new happy hour spot?
Jennifer Laine Forest:
No. If I want to go to a bar, I'll go to a bar. I'm sober. I like that there is no alcohol at Starbuck's. This decision really disappoints me.
Dorenda M. Clink:
Its the dumbest business decision I have ever heard. Some things just don't need to be redesigned! Lost me as a customer for sure.
Not unless they add Diet Coke to the menu.
Nope! I'd rather support mom-and-pop places, especially one-of-a-kind pubs.
Starbucks charges $5 for a $1 cup of coffee. If the average beer is $4, how much will Starbucks charge? SAT question.
No Irish whiskey? They're missing a trick there.
Cool, so I have have my morning coffee and a Merlot at 6am. AWESOME!! LOL!...
I might, since I only go to Starbucks if a friend suggests it, maybe once a year. I don't drink coffee, but a beer would be all right.
I wouldn't order a beer there. Never really thought about what a silly idea it is until I saw all these comments, but really... Who needs a beer at Starbucks?
I work from Starbucks often, would be great to be able to get a beer while working.
yet another place in town where i can get sh*t faced! awesome!!
Why do I want to drink beer beside someone writing the "next great novel" while drinking his Venti Latte?
-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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