Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The coffee company reportedly plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.
The Associated Press is reporting Wednesday that the world’s largest coffee company plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The report indicates that Starbucks would have more than 20,000 cafes by 2014, up from its current count of about 18,000. The AP is also reporting the Seattle-based company also plans to move from its current Tazo tea and begin serving Teavana, which it announced it would acquire last month. There are currently two Starbucks locations in Kirkwood and Des Peres. One is located on Kirkwood Road and the other in West County Center. What do you think? Do you welcome more Starbucks? Are you happy to see the company grow, or are there enough Starbucks already? Tell us in the comments below.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Coffee: Addiction or passion?
I grew up loving the smell of fresh-brewed coffee every morning. One parent was a coffee-lover, one parent wouldn't touch the stuff. My household now is the same way. I love it, my husband will proudly say he has never let it touch his lips. (I have no idea why he is proud of this, but he is.) Occasionally he will burst into a song from his childhood piano lessons, "C - O - F - F - E - E; Coffee is NOT for me..." I remember when I started drinking coffee somewhat regularly. I was in college. (No, not for late-night studying...those nights were why Mountain Dew was invented; the soda with one of the highest caffeine contents available.) The very brisk walk to the cafeteria for breakfast before 8 a.m. class in the extreme northern Iowa …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Instruments gathered during the Music for Lifelong Achievement Drive will be donated to local schools and community music programs.
You can help keep the music playing by donating a musical instrument during the Music for Lifelong Achievement Instrument Drive, which runs through Nov. 20. Participating St. Louis-area Starbucks, including the Kirkwood Starbucks, will serve as drop-off points for new and used instruments. Used instruments will receive tune-ups and repairs and then go to local schools and community music programs. Music For Lifelong Achievement is a non-profit organization based at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The group gathers used and new musical instruments and donates them to programs serving disadvantaged young people. Call 314-533-9900 for more information.