Don’t forget, readers: This afternoon is the three-hour national nightmare of a near-total Starbucks blackout. Get your afternoon/afte-work lattes before 5:30 p.m., folks or you’ll be forced to go to one of the other hundreds of cafes in San Francisco until 8:30 p.m., when SB re-opens. Just in case you need a list of alternatives, Menupages has you covered.
The closure, you’ll recall, is to allow for a massive retraining that “will provide a renewed focus on espresso standards that will help ensure the exceptional quality of every beverage,” according to the company website. Good Hunting.