Because people don't always believe me when I say there is no Starbucks on Beacon Hill -- a huge Seattle neighborhood from which you can actually see the Starbucks corporate headquarters -- I'm posting this shot of a Starbucks store locator to prove it.
The pink X is the crossroads of Beacon Avenue and Columbian Way, essentially the center of Beacon Hill (and one of the scummiest intersections in residential Seattle).
Don't get me wrong -- I'm not campaigning for a Starbucks store. Beacon Hill is well-served by the adorable Galaxie cafe and Java Love.
But it's just weird that our city's homegrown coffee behemoth is avoiding us the way you'd avoid a loud schizophrenic on the bus. Do we need to take a shower?