Mainstreaming an alternative aesthetic puts the buck$ in Starbucks.
Meanwhile, Salemtown/MetroCenter has found itself in Starbucks Nation (or should that be "Starbucks Salon"?), with a local branch about to open at the corner of 8th Av. and Dominican). Can you feel high culture coming? It's hard for me to object to a Wi-Fi hotspot close by.
In unrelated news, the Coffee House slated for the Summer Street development in Germantown will not be affiliated with any chain, national or local. A Germantowner is in the process of closing on it.