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Blue Bottle To Open Near Ninth Street Espresso

Blue Bottle To Open Near Ninth Street Espresso

The recent growth in the high-end coffee market, the popularity of Starbucks, and hometown shops being driven out of business are just some of the pertinent topics covered at length in a new article by New York Times writer Alison Gregor. One juicy tidbit we uncovered by reading between the article’s lines: Blue Bottle’s James Freeman is opening a brand new Manhattan cafe at 450 West 15th St. That’s spitting distance from the Ninth Street Espresso in the Chelsea Market, whose loading dock address is 425 W 15th. Is this like a meta-version of Starbucks forcing out the local longtimers? Or is Freeman just trying to pack some more meat into the Meatpacking District?

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Left to Right: Jamie Fantasia Freeman, Kendra Diva Nye, Ms. Jesse Kahnkersore, Olivia Strandy Warhol, Samantha Jones.


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  1. Christina Berg

    17 October

    No,  shops owners frequently talk to eachother, visit eachother, tweet, etc and differ in prices/offerings/hours

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