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The successful Throggs Neck Shopping Center (home of our beloved Metro Optics) is getting a drive through Starbucks—the first of its kind in our borough and the 5th in New York City (the others are in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island). Hey, make sure you get your eyes checked before driving through for your pumpkin spiced latte.

We can’t think of anything that epitomizes our lazy habits than using a drive-through coffee shop but then again, we’re not fond of mega chains that displace local businesses as our retail and commercial spaces continue to get gentrified our borough.

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Get out of your car and WALK off a few of the calories you’re about to engorge.

Pardon our obvious bias.

What do you think? You guys already know how we feel about Starbucks so there’s no point in going any further but we’d like to know what you think of this.

Read the rest over at Real Estate Weekly.

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