Thursday, July 13, 2017

Coffee War Brewing

The last time there was a coffee war in the East Village was when the beloved Cafe Pick Me Up moved from Avenue A and East 9th Street to a space next to the beloved East 9th Street Espresso, on East 10th Street. Fortunately, no one was injured in the fray!

Today, on Avenue A and St. Mark's Place, another coffee war began, between the beloved Mud Coffee (on East 9th Street near Second Avenue) and a prospective Starbucks!

Mud workers were in attendance:

"Am I getting paid to do this?"

…as well as free Mud Coffee:

It was ground this morning.

Seth MacFarlane showed up to hand out signs:

Handing out signs.

Sensing the possibility of a riot, the police turned out in number:

The police, in number.

The local news station showed up too:

PIX11 News.

They positioned themselves across the street:

"The crowd could be heard chanting: 'Who's coffee? Our coffee!'"

By the time I left, many on-lookers were looking on:

Looking on.

There's no news yet on when the rally in support of Starbuck's will be held. I'll keep you posted!

#eastvillage #avenuea #mudcoffee #pix11news #stmarksplace #starbucks #police #cafepickmeup #9thstreetespresso

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