We memorialize the closing of (one of) the Starbucks on Astor Place (No. 51) with this wonderful exchange from Best in Show:
Meg Swan: We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks, but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.
Hamilton Swan: I remember what I was drinking when I met you. It was a grande espresso.
Meg Swan: That’s right. And I thought that was really sexy.
Hamilton Swan: I’m now a big old chai tea latte soy milk kind of guy.
Meg Swan: Mmm. Soy. Because of the lactose. You’re lactose intolerant now.