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City Life

Philly Today: Three Philadelphia Starbucks Go On Strike

Thanks to all of you loyal Philly Today readers for being a part of the conversation and sending in lots of tips. This edition of […]

City Life

From Starbucks to Cease-and-Desist: The Implosion of a Philly Racial Justice Org

Four years ago, on April 12, 2018, Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene first met under uncomfortable circumstances. They were both at the Rittenhouse Starbucks when […]

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City Life

Starbucks Presses Pause on Plans for “Hip” Frankford Avenue Location

Nearly two weeks ago, we told you Starbucks wanted to open a “unique” location on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, complete with yarn-bombing, a fish mural, […]

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City Life

All the Hip Crap Starbucks Is Trying to Push on a Reluctant Fishtown

Yarn-bombing. A fish mural. “Raw,” industrial materials. These are just some of the “unique” touches Starbucks says it would use to personalize the location it […]

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City Life

Philly Really Isn’t Happy About the Starbucks Coming to Dilworth Park

When news broke back in December that a new, plant-adorned mini-Starbucks would soon open in Dilworth Park, PlanPhilly pointed out a simple fact (which has pretty much all Philadelphians scratching […]

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City Life

Philly Activist Who Shared Starbucks Arrest Video Confronts Howard Schultz

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stopped by Philly on Wednesday evening to speak to a sold-out gathering at the Free Library. The ostensible purpose of […]

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Be Well Philly

Sweat Diaries: The Real Estate Agent Who Does Peloton or Solidcore Every Day

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each Sweat Diary, […]

Be Well Philly

We Tried Starbucks’ New Plant-Based Coffee Protein Shakes

We are here for restaurants adding more plant-based stuff to their menus. Vegan and vegetarians deserve to have options everywhere they dine, and it wouldn’t […]


Starbucks Anti-Bias Training “Missed the Mark Completely,” Say Two Philly Baristas

All eyes were on Starbucks again on Tuesday as the corporation shut down 8,000 stores to conduct anti-bias training following the public uproar over a […]

City Life

Forget Starbucks Training Day: Here’s How We’ll Really Tackle Racial Bias

This Tuesday is “5/29” — the tag mega-retailer Starbucks is using for its one-day attempt to address racial bias in its workplaces. The company is closing […]

City Life

Philly Doesn’t Deserve the Mercy of the Black Men Arrested at Starbucks

Growing up in a southern Pentecostal church, I was constantly reminded of the divine act of showing grace. “Always forgive your enemies,” my grandmother would […]

City Life

In Symbolic Move, Men Arrested at Starbucks Settle With the City for $1 Each

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, the two Black men who were arrested while waiting for […]

City Life

Ross on Starbucks Arrests: I Played a Role in Making Things Worse

After a week of forcefully defending the arrests of two Black men at a Starbucks in Rittenhouse Square, Police Commissioner Richard Ross is now saying […]

City Life

The Two Men Arrested at Starbucks in Rittenhouse Share Their Story

After a period of silence following their controversial arrest last week at the Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets, best friends Rashon Nelson and Donte […]

City Life

Starbucks Will Close All 8,000 U.S. Stores for a Day of Racial-Bias Training

Starbucks will shut down its more than 8,000 stores for one-day racial-bias training in May. The announcement comes days after the coffee chain was catapulted into national […]