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Poll: Should Starbucks Serve Alcohol?

Four to six Starbucks stores in the L.A. area will sell beer, wine and premium food by the end of 2012.

Starbucks announced Monday its patrons can expect wine, beer and premium food at four to six undisclosed Los Angeles-area stores before the end of 2012. 

Starbucks first expanded its food and beverage menu to include alcohol at a Seattle store in 2010, according to the company's website. Five stores in the Seattle area and one in Portland currently serve wine, beer and premium food.

Late last year, Starbucks announced plans to bring the concept to five to seven locations in the Chicago area by the end of 2012. In addition to Los Angeles, Atlanta will have four to six stores by the end of the year.

As part of the new menu, these stores will serve savory snacks, small plates, and hot flatbreads, as well as wine and beer. The wine and beer list will be hand-selected to reflect local customer tastes and preferences, and will be refined over time, the company says.

Will frosty beverages be coming to Eagle Rock? We’ll let you know for sure.

In the meantime, tell us what you think. Are you in favor of our adding alcoholic beverages and small plates to the menu?

AliJill January 26, 2012 at 03:45 PM
They can do what they want with their buisness but I'm not drinking there
Scott Davis January 27, 2012 at 02:22 AM
It's bad enough that they sell coffee. Now they want to sell alcohol?
Jeff January 27, 2012 at 07:55 PM
With the influx of new condos downtow, it seems like a good idea for a late night without having to endure a bar. Anyone been to Europe? Sidewalk cafe? ??

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