Newsstand Owner Considered Threat to Starbucks Is Serving Coffee Again

He's happy to serve you, again.

Though no one from the building's management would comment and Starbucks itself said that it "welcomes competition" from vendors in close proximity to its stores, someone unambiguously ordered Mohammed Alam to stop serving coffee at his unnamed newsstand at One Fordham Plaza back in June. Several workers who preferred the newsstand's dollar cups to the chain's pricier espresso drinks signed an online petition to get Alam's Bunn-O-Matic back, and he's now back in business, half-and-half included. "They were trying to force us to buy their expensive coffee. It wasn’t right," a office worker tells the Daily News. [NYDN, Related]