A loss-making machine

COFFEE shops are among the most profitable parts of the food and drink business. And few are doing quite as well as Starbucks, a Seattle-based chain. Last month, the…

Source: www.economist.com

The ubiquitous originators  of the "third place" are a tax evader and have been subject to the British public voting with their feet/pounds and so seem to have influenced this retailer’s commercial decisions. This is interesting in terms of hybrid public spaces that are  embattled by anti-commercial pressures on the on the one  hand and security concerns on the other so that these purely commercial  ventures take their place, yet hey are not returning their fair share to the public coffers.

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