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Now that Williamsburg residents are used to having a Starbucks around—"It is more convenient to my commute than Gimme," they may have caught themselves saying recently, clutching a green-and-white cup—the mega-chain is bringing a second, boozier outpost to the neighborhood.
Yes, last month's rumors that the Starbucks slated to open on Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street would serve beer and wine are true, The Brooklyn Paper reports. If the license is approved, this Starbucks will be one of only 30 locations that are allowed to pour Chardonnay alongside pumpkin spice lattes.
"We are proud to be a part of Williamsburg and are committed to bringing the right coffee, food, and store experience to each neighborhood we serve," a spokesperson said of the honor Starbucks has bestowed upon Bedford Avenue. "Just as every customer is unique, so are our stores." Another store experience Starbucks plans to offer in this outpost: limited-run "reserve" coffee.
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