Why It Can Be Great When Starbucks Replaces Local Business

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In May, I reported on Starbucks (SBUX) replacing a local florist on a Santa Monica corner near where I live.

This image from last year illustrates the opposition Farrah's Florist tried to generate to stop Starbucks:

Obviously, and thankfully, the florist failed.

And, just a couple weeks ago, Starbucks opened.

Here's a look at the facade/streetscape along Wilshire Boulevard, 11 blocks from Ocean Avenue:

You can review my arguments in favor of the Starbucks -- and against the florist -- at the link that leads off the present article.

I reckon I'll be proven right. Here's why ...

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