Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Why Is There a Coffee Shop in So Many Stores?

The New York Times
The joke used to be that there’s a Starbucks on every corner in New York City. Now there’s coffee in the corner of almost every store.

At Lichen, a boutique in Williamsburg that sells home goods and furniture, you can pick up Danish glass cups for $7, an Italiana Luce lamp for $85 or a marble chair for $12,000. But like more and more stores of all types — plant shops, bike shops, barber shops — there’s also a coffee bar tucked into the side.. . . more