Starbucks opened their second Williamsburg location today on Bedford and North 7th. Amid upset neighbors and the denial of their liquor license the new Starbucks is trying to fit in with things like live music and coffee seminars. From DNA Info:
One of Starbucks’ “partners” — the corporate name for the chain’s employees — stood by the door Monday afternoon welcoming patrons into the 154 North Seventh St. location, calling it “the coolest Starbucks you’re ever going to go into.”
and from the manager:
“One of my goals for this store is for it to really be a neighborhood coffee shop that just happens to be called Starbucks,” he said.