Friday 7 September 2007 10.58am
The old mobile phone shop on Borough High St, opposite the station is being fitted out now.
They are some operator...apparently they have 15,000 stores and open another 7 each day ! Now Apple and Starbucks
are collaborating over iTunes. If you hear a song played in Starbucks
you can use your iPod Touch to preview and buy it on iTunes Wifi store while having your coffee.
And, for me, a big draw is that they offer TMobile wifi in all branches, so when I am in a different part of the country I can be certain that I can surf/ check email etc.
I feel I am being sucked into the Starbucks
empire. But I still enjoy SE1's alternative coffee places, and maybe there is a healthy balance between the global players and the likes of Monmouth, coffee@Tower Bridge Road
Is there still a healthy balance in SE1 ?
Or will Costa, Starbucks
wipe out smaller businesses?