"Starbucks and Starbucks", or "The corner of Starbucks and Starbucks" is a local (and somewhat scornful) nickname for an intersection in downtown Vancouver
, British Columbia
. The intersection in question is Thurlow and Robson streets in the West End
, where two of the corners have Starbucks
coffee shops on them, owing to the great demand for trendy coffee joints in yuppy
-rich Vancouver. They are both constantly full of people.
Interestingly, a few years back during the struggle among Starbucks employees to unionize, one of the stores was unionized and the other was not. Briefly the clientele was polarized - union supporters on one corner, random people on the other - but now it's back to the semi-random distribution of "Which side of the street am I on?"