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Tuplica:
Okay, I'm not actually suggesting anything like THAT, but if someone official-ish could contact the convention center or the Hilton or the Starbucks itself and basically say - "hey, look, we're having a con with a few thousand people who stay up all night, drink lots of stuff to stay awake and seem to be fond of Starbucks- could you stay open PAST two pm?" that would be GREAT.

Seriously, there's almost nothing as sad as watching about 15 people get literally locked out of a Starbucks while standing in line simply because the 2-o'clock hour has come up.  I thought that was stupid in '04, but I figured since hardly anyone was around that area (the con wasn't on that side just yet, and there weren't a whole lot of people at the Hilton, I guess) that that was why they still closed so early- but there were a huge amount of people around it constantly this year, and they still closed early.  I think if someone in charge of that stand was aware of how much revenue they could make just by staying open to, oh, some half-way sensible hour like FIVE, at the very friggin' least, they'd probably be willing to do it for a mere weekend.  

Hell.  I'll admit it.  One of my biggest motivators for staying at the Hilton instead of the Marriot?  It's steps away from the Starbucks.  But what good is that when the place closes at two? -_-;;;

Spiritsnare:
My thought is that Starbucks does that because of Memorial Day weekend and/or just weekend hours. I'm also pretty sure it's up to the SJCC, because it's in the con itself and barely outside the Hilton.

But I see what you're meaning...every time I tried to go to the Starbucks, it was closed. I needed a buzz for the evening, and I had no room. ::eyetwitch::

Zain:
We can tell and tell, but our thoughts usually fall on deaf ears. We've submitted it to the SJCC, but we'll find out if they agree no earlier than next year.

Alternatively, if Starbucks is closed, the Marriott has Pete's Coffee in their lobby.

Mach5Motorsport:

--- Quote from: "Zain" ---We can tell and tell, but our thoughts usually fall on deaf ears. We've submitted it to the SJCC, but we'll find out if they agree no earlier than next year.

Alternatively, if Starbucks is closed, the Marriott has Pete's Coffee in their lobby.
--- End quote ---


Kinda interesting....starbucks gets all the negative crap for being, well Starbucks...cause they're the Coffee Empire equivalent of Wall Mart. and how no one likes to go there....and now people are upset that the SJCC Starbucks Kiosk kept banker's hours over the weekend. :?

Spiritsnare:
To me, it's still coffee, though. <3 Though I have heard of Starbucks being evil due to it assimilating all mom-and-pop coffee companies, being controlled by The Man, etc., like you said, Dieter.

Now that you mentioned that Peet's place, I might give that a shot next year. But nothing can stand up to Starbucks' hot chocolate. Their hot chocolate is love, but it's also expensiiiiive~~~;.;

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