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More coffee news this morning: According to a reader, the far upper reaches of Harlem have become, improbably, the scene for a bitter (see what we did there?) java-chain showdown between giants Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. The grim report:
145th street has become the ground zero in the battle between Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. A few years ago, a DD moved in at 145th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (8th Avenue). Just a year and a half ago Starbucks opened up in the new Langston condo building just a block west on 145th and Bradhurst Ave. Now, DD has made the next move by announcing it is renovating a former abandoned retail area 2 blocks further west on the coveted corner of 145th and St. Nicholas Avenue—right on top of the popular 145th street subway station. Where does Starbucks now make its next move?Good question. A kiosk in the subway, perhaps?
· Harlem Is In Desperate Need Of A Chipotle [Racked]
· RackedWire: Only Two More Days Till Starbucks on 145th Opens [Racked]