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Shuttered East Village Starbucks Pitching a Different Type of Drink

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Cooper Union has been taking its sweet time demolishing its old engineering building and the attached former Starbucks store, the smaller of two Astor Place 'Bucks locations that closed to a surprising outpouring of emotion last April. And based on the appearance of fresh Absolut vodka ads covering the windows of the ex-java joint, it appears this carcass may be around for a while longer. Somewhere in Japan, Fumihiko Maki sheds a single tear.

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51 Astor Place

51 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003