Tag Archives: coffee shops

The steaming hot market for drive-thru coffee shops

Across the country there is an ongoing boom in freestanding drive-thru/walk-up coffee shops. These units rarely, if ever, incorporate indoor seating, though they may have some outdoor seats. Instead these shops are designed and meant for customers on the go … Continue reading

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Best brewed coffee shop names from around the globe

The following is a list of my favorite coffee shop names that have creative, catchy, edgy, and fun names from across the world. Part of the success in any business is a memorable name. That being said, a great name … Continue reading

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“Going to a ‘coffee’ go-go”

One the first things any traveling urban planner (or traditional tourist) will notice in the Medford–Ashland metropolitan area of Southern Oregon is the amazing plethora of freestanding drive-thru coffee shops. They are literally and figuratively everywhere! To clarify, when I say freestanding, drive-thru coffee … Continue reading

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Two celebrity cafes

For fun, here are photos of two coffee shops/cafes in the United Kingdom that have a certain amount of celebrity status associated with them. The first is the Beatles Coffee Shop in London. If you take the excellent and interesting … Continue reading

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Brewing up great third places – coffee shops (updated)

This is to be the first of a series of posts that I plan to write on “great third places.” It is an excellent and accurately descriptive term coined by Ray Oldenburg in his book, The Great Good Place. A third place … Continue reading

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