Is coffee giant Starbucks set to open a second Bournemouth store on Richmond Hill?

SOMETHING’S BREWING: Empty units on Richmond Hil that will soon house another branch of Starbucks.

EMPLOYEE: Sophie Kilbey

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

WORLDWIDE coffee chain Starbucks is planning to open its second store in Bournemouth town centre.

The firm has told the Daily Echo that it has no confirmed plans for the unit at 5-7 Richmond Hill, but a planning application has been submitted to the borough council for a change of use to a restaurant or cafe.

The applicant is Southampton-based 23.5 Degrees Limited, which is a franchise development partner for the chain and already runs the Starbucks at the Triangle.

The firm’s website says that it has developed a close working relationship with Starbucks and has been allocated Hampshire and Dorset as its primary development area.

It also works with Domino’s Pizza, Burger King, Costa Coffee and KFC. The Daily Echo has not yet been able to speak directly with the company.

A spokesman for Starbucks said that the firm looked at potential sites all the time, but the Richmond Hill venue was not currently on its confirmed list of stores that would be opening.

The move is not troubling the independent South Coast Roast coffee shop over the road.

Sophie Kilbey, who works there, said: “I don’t think it’s going to stop our customers coming here as we offer a totally different thing.

“If anything I think it will bring more people into the area.

“All of the people who come here have been coming here since we opened and we’re so different to them.

“It doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s coming up to our first birthday in April and we have done so much better than we thought.”

Anyone wishing to comment on the planning application can do so until April 11.

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6:49am Tue 11 Mar 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.
Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds. Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 27

7:04am Tue 11 Mar 14

retry69 says...

Troll trivia
Troll trivia retry69
  • Score: 8

7:14am Tue 11 Mar 14

Clifftop.marty says...

Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance.

So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.
Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance. So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops. Clifftop.marty
  • Score: 47

8:47am Tue 11 Mar 14

trolley says...

How is this news? Another place to buy overpriced hot milk?and?
How is this news? Another place to buy overpriced hot milk?and? trolley
  • Score: 12

8:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Clifftop.marty wrote:
Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance.

So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.
So you don't buy anything from any large hughstreet or online retailer or supermarket then? Because they are all at it. It's the law thats the problem not the retailer.
[quote][p][bold]Clifftop.marty[/bold] wrote: Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance. So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.[/p][/quote]So you don't buy anything from any large hughstreet or online retailer or supermarket then? Because they are all at it. It's the law thats the problem not the retailer. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 14

8:57am Tue 11 Mar 14

John T says...

Clifftop.marty wrote:
Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance.

So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.
Yes, at least the smaller the business, usually the smaller the tax avoidance/evasion. Every little helps them stay in business, allegedly!
[quote][p][bold]Clifftop.marty[/bold] wrote: Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance. So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.[/p][/quote]Yes, at least the smaller the business, usually the smaller the tax avoidance/evasion. Every little helps them stay in business, allegedly! John T
  • Score: 14

9:05am Tue 11 Mar 14

live-and-let-live says...

oh !!!!!!! the suspense is killing me.
oh !!!!!!! the suspense is killing me. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 7

9:14am Tue 11 Mar 14

JemBmth says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.
It saves the Echo journalists a bit of hard work. They seem quite lazy. Think they even publish the weather by just looking out of the window!
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.[/p][/quote]It saves the Echo journalists a bit of hard work. They seem quite lazy. Think they even publish the weather by just looking out of the window! JemBmth
  • Score: 17

9:16am Tue 11 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

For **** sake wake up George
you can post better than this you know
please dont begrudge us workers a coffee
I got a new smoke alarm here you can have
It will wake the s**t out of you for sure.
For **** sake wake up George you can post better than this you know please dont begrudge us workers a coffee I got a new smoke alarm here you can have It will wake the s**t out of you for sure. nickynoodah
  • Score: -21

9:17am Tue 11 Mar 14

John T says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.
Well, its location might encourage some OHEC reporters to get out a bit more from Echo Towers, if they can find their way there, and help them get to know their area a bit better!
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.[/p][/quote]Well, its location might encourage some OHEC reporters to get out a bit more from Echo Towers, if they can find their way there, and help them get to know their area a bit better! John T
  • Score: 21

9:24am Tue 11 Mar 14

Gonetothebeach says...

Planning applications for change of use get submitted all the time as permission can increase the value of the property and generate interest from prospective tenants. Probably no reason to refuse permission for a site in this location and almost anything is better than empty premises. I'm sure the great independent coffee shops in the vicinity can more than hold their own against Starbucks in terms of the quality of their coffee!
Planning applications for change of use get submitted all the time as permission can increase the value of the property and generate interest from prospective tenants. Probably no reason to refuse permission for a site in this location and almost anything is better than empty premises. I'm sure the great independent coffee shops in the vicinity can more than hold their own against Starbucks in terms of the quality of their coffee! Gonetothebeach
  • Score: 12

9:39am Tue 11 Mar 14

Snowing1965 says...

Wow!!! Will it? Won't it?? I for one can not wait to find out...I am on the edge of my seat! Thanks Echo.....
Wow!!! Will it? Won't it?? I for one can not wait to find out...I am on the edge of my seat! Thanks Echo..... Snowing1965
  • Score: 8

9:50am Tue 11 Mar 14

Abc1970 says...

So this entire story is based on the fact planning permission has been submitted for a change of use?!? Starbucks have denied it, the operator hasn't commented, so where have the reporters got their information from that it's going to be a starbucks? I have to say this is particularly weak journalism! So what if they dodge tax, I know I would if I could, they can so they do, is it right? No. is it legal? Yes. Given how "trendy" it is now to walk everywhere with a paper cup in our hands no wonder these business are doing well
So this entire story is based on the fact planning permission has been submitted for a change of use?!? Starbucks have denied it, the operator hasn't commented, so where have the reporters got their information from that it's going to be a starbucks? I have to say this is particularly weak journalism! So what if they dodge tax, I know I would if I could, they can so they do, is it right? No. is it legal? Yes. Given how "trendy" it is now to walk everywhere with a paper cup in our hands no wonder these business are doing well Abc1970
  • Score: 4

10:07am Tue 11 Mar 14

uvox44 says...

prefer to go to The Mad Cucumber in the Triangle, a friendly , non-multinational cafe with ethical food and coffee!
prefer to go to The Mad Cucumber in the Triangle, a friendly , non-multinational cafe with ethical food and coffee! uvox44
  • Score: 0

10:08am Tue 11 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Have they paid any tax on the first one yet?
Have they paid any tax on the first one yet? speedy231278
  • Score: 2

10:09am Tue 11 Mar 14

Mamma Troll says...

i dont care
i dont care Mamma Troll
  • Score: 0

10:18am Tue 11 Mar 14

stevobath says...

Just what Bournemouth needs. Another coffee shop, selling overpriced froth.

Come to Bath. You'll see a coffee shop every 10 yards, although one large 'Corporate' one closed recently....Coffee wasn't the only Columbian product the Manager was selling & importing!

Personally, I've never bothered buying anything from these places. Rather have an overpriced pint than overpriced coffee at 10.30am!
Just what Bournemouth needs. Another coffee shop, selling overpriced froth. Come to Bath. You'll see a coffee shop every 10 yards, although one large 'Corporate' one closed recently....Coffee wasn't the only Columbian product the Manager was selling & importing! Personally, I've never bothered buying anything from these places. Rather have an overpriced pint than overpriced coffee at 10.30am! stevobath
  • Score: -1

10:33am Tue 11 Mar 14

John T says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Have they paid any tax on the first one yet?
One things for sure, their customers have paid over tax to them.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Have they paid any tax on the first one yet?[/p][/quote]One things for sure, their customers have paid over tax to them. John T
  • Score: -2

10:38am Tue 11 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

John T wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Have they paid any tax on the first one yet?
One things for sure, their customers have paid over tax to them.
Must be five years or more since I went to a coffee shop. Why pay all that money for a single cup when you can buy a jar or packet of coffee for not a lot more and get dozens out of it? People who regularly visit trendy coffee shops are the same fashion victims who queue for 3 days to get the new iPhone and iPad, even though the contract isn't up on the existing one yet, and the same model is half the price in the US....
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Have they paid any tax on the first one yet?[/p][/quote]One things for sure, their customers have paid over tax to them.[/p][/quote]Must be five years or more since I went to a coffee shop. Why pay all that money for a single cup when you can buy a jar or packet of coffee for not a lot more and get dozens out of it? People who regularly visit trendy coffee shops are the same fashion victims who queue for 3 days to get the new iPhone and iPad, even though the contract isn't up on the existing one yet, and the same model is half the price in the US.... speedy231278
  • Score: -3

11:04am Tue 11 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

stevobath wrote:
Just what Bournemouth needs. Another coffee shop, selling overpriced froth.

Come to Bath. You'll see a coffee shop every 10 yards, although one large 'Corporate' one closed recently....Coffee wasn't the only Columbian product the Manager was selling & importing!

Personally, I've never bothered buying anything from these places. Rather have an overpriced pint than overpriced coffee at 10.30am!
Well he did lose his best customer - the one from the Rec
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Just what Bournemouth needs. Another coffee shop, selling overpriced froth. Come to Bath. You'll see a coffee shop every 10 yards, although one large 'Corporate' one closed recently....Coffee wasn't the only Columbian product the Manager was selling & importing! Personally, I've never bothered buying anything from these places. Rather have an overpriced pint than overpriced coffee at 10.30am![/p][/quote]Well he did lose his best customer - the one from the Rec billy bumble
  • Score: -2

11:10am Tue 11 Mar 14

smhinto says...

Over priced in my opinion. Anybody that does not have a problem paying £3.50 for a coffee may need to get themselves certified.
.
If one keep paying their prices, they will keep charging them.
Over priced in my opinion. Anybody that does not have a problem paying £3.50 for a coffee may need to get themselves certified. . If one keep paying their prices, they will keep charging them. smhinto
  • Score: 2

11:18am Tue 11 Mar 14

Dean Park says...

I wouldn't mind but their coffee isn't even that nice, besides which Bournemouth town centre needs more than coffee shops to attract visitors. Aren't there enough already?
I wouldn't mind but their coffee isn't even that nice, besides which Bournemouth town centre needs more than coffee shops to attract visitors. Aren't there enough already? Dean Park
  • Score: 3

11:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

You sure know what its like to moan and be poor George
last time you went to a football match
the ball had a leather lace
things have changed you know
its 2014 now George
not 1924
you need to get out a bit more and get a life george
You sure know what its like to moan and be poor George last time you went to a football match the ball had a leather lace things have changed you know its 2014 now George not 1924 you need to get out a bit more and get a life george nickynoodah
  • Score: -11

11:51am Tue 11 Mar 14

JemBmth says...

John T wrote:
Bonkeydollocks wrote:
Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.
Well, its location might encourage some OHEC reporters to get out a bit more from Echo Towers, if they can find their way there, and help them get to know their area a bit better!
Yeah, once they said "The Richmond Arms in Winton"!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.[/p][/quote]Well, its location might encourage some OHEC reporters to get out a bit more from Echo Towers, if they can find their way there, and help them get to know their area a bit better![/p][/quote]Yeah, once they said "The Richmond Arms in Winton"! JemBmth
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Holdenhurst says...

Personally, I would rather drink in a small independent coffee shop. However, surely a branch of Starbucks would be a better sight than two run down empty units?
Personally, I would rather drink in a small independent coffee shop. However, surely a branch of Starbucks would be a better sight than two run down empty units? Holdenhurst
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

BmthNewshound says...

If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from.
.
Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business.
.
At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.
If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from. . Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business. . At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 5

12:35pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from.
.
Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business.
.
At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.
We seem to be getting a lot of Tattoo shops around and Barbers.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from. . Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business. . At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.[/p][/quote]We seem to be getting a lot of Tattoo shops around and Barbers. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ekimnoslen says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.
If you've ever tasted their coffee you'll understand why they need free publicity. Stick with Cafe Nero.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.[/p][/quote]If you've ever tasted their coffee you'll understand why they need free publicity. Stick with Cafe Nero. ekimnoslen
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Tue 11 Mar 14

stevobath says...

billy bumble wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Just what Bournemouth needs. Another coffee shop, selling overpriced froth.

Come to Bath. You'll see a coffee shop every 10 yards, although one large 'Corporate' one closed recently....Coffee wasn't the only Columbian product the Manager was selling & importing!

Personally, I've never bothered buying anything from these places. Rather have an overpriced pint than overpriced coffee at 10.30am!
Well he did lose his best customer - the one from the Rec
Obviously you're privy to info that I'm not?
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Just what Bournemouth needs. Another coffee shop, selling overpriced froth. Come to Bath. You'll see a coffee shop every 10 yards, although one large 'Corporate' one closed recently....Coffee wasn't the only Columbian product the Manager was selling & importing! Personally, I've never bothered buying anything from these places. Rather have an overpriced pint than overpriced coffee at 10.30am![/p][/quote]Well he did lose his best customer - the one from the Rec[/p][/quote]Obviously you're privy to info that I'm not? stevobath
  • Score: -3

1:14pm Tue 11 Mar 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
You sure know what its like to moan and be poor George
last time you went to a football match
the ball had a leather lace
things have changed you know
its 2014 now George
not 1924
you need to get out a bit more and get a life george
The Idiot Savant has posted another 'funny' comment. Genius...
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: You sure know what its like to moan and be poor George last time you went to a football match the ball had a leather lace things have changed you know its 2014 now George not 1924 you need to get out a bit more and get a life george[/p][/quote]The Idiot Savant has posted another 'funny' comment. Genius... stevobath
  • Score: 0

1:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Holdenhurst says...

pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from.
.
Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business.
.
At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.
We seem to be getting a lot of Tattoo shops around and Barbers.
I put the former down to the increasing social acceptability and demand for tattoos.

As for barbers, I seem to recall that Tuckton has a higher percentage of barbers than anyone else I have ever been to!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from. . Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business. . At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.[/p][/quote]We seem to be getting a lot of Tattoo shops around and Barbers.[/p][/quote]I put the former down to the increasing social acceptability and demand for tattoos. As for barbers, I seem to recall that Tuckton has a higher percentage of barbers than anyone else I have ever been to! Holdenhurst
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Kevin13 says...

Whatever happened to Bournemouth Jeans, that place was great?!

Although I don't think Bournemouth needs another coffee shop, let alone a Starbucks; it probably needs an empty unit even less. Still I'd choose South Coast Roast over it, far better coffee & food plus its an independent!
Whatever happened to Bournemouth Jeans, that place was great?! Although I don't think Bournemouth needs another coffee shop, let alone a Starbucks; it probably needs an empty unit even less. Still I'd choose South Coast Roast over it, far better coffee & food plus its an independent! Kevin13
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Tue 11 Mar 14

hooplaa says...

Another top read!!
Another top read!! hooplaa
  • Score: 5

1:31pm Tue 11 Mar 14

spooki says...

The company also works with other brand names and Starbucks say there is no plan to put a Starbucks there. So....another slow "news" day? That's good then.
The company also works with other brand names and Starbucks say there is no plan to put a Starbucks there. So....another slow "news" day? That's good then. spooki
  • Score: 4

1:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

spooki says...

smhinto wrote:
Over priced in my opinion. Anybody that does not have a problem paying £3.50 for a coffee may need to get themselves certified.
.
If one keep paying their prices, they will keep charging them.
Have you actually been to Starbucks? A medium latte is £2.60 so I don't know where you've been.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Over priced in my opinion. Anybody that does not have a problem paying £3.50 for a coffee may need to get themselves certified. . If one keep paying their prices, they will keep charging them.[/p][/quote]Have you actually been to Starbucks? A medium latte is £2.60 so I don't know where you've been. spooki
  • Score: 7

1:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Its only a cup of coffee nobath
no need for you to lose the will to live
its not life changing ffs
change your carer get out a bit.
Its only a cup of coffee nobath no need for you to lose the will to live its not life changing ffs change your carer get out a bit. nickynoodah
  • Score: -3

1:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

spooki says...

ekimnoslen wrote:
Bonkeydollocks wrote:
Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.
If you've ever tasted their coffee you'll understand why they need free publicity. Stick with Cafe Nero.
I like their coffee. Each to their own eh? Plus I'm lazy so if I don't have to walk up to the Triangle I'm happy.
[quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: Is this really headline news? It certainly is an amazing piece of free advertising for Starnucks worth thousands of pounds.[/p][/quote]If you've ever tasted their coffee you'll understand why they need free publicity. Stick with Cafe Nero.[/p][/quote]I like their coffee. Each to their own eh? Plus I'm lazy so if I don't have to walk up to the Triangle I'm happy. spooki
  • Score: 5

1:39pm Tue 11 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Holdenhurst wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from.
.
Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business.
.
At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.
We seem to be getting a lot of Tattoo shops around and Barbers.
I put the former down to the increasing social acceptability and demand for tattoos.

As for barbers, I seem to recall that Tuckton has a higher percentage of barbers than anyone else I have ever been to!
I saw a police lady chase a skinhead past the tattoo shop and the barbers,
she eventually caught him by the cobblers.
[quote][p][bold]Holdenhurst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: If you don't like Starbucks there are plenty of other coffee shops to choose from. . Also the comments about tax may be true of Starbucks but as their franchise partner is based in Southampton they will be subject to the same tax rules that apply to any other UK based business. . At the end of the day if a new Starbucks does open it will create employment and will be preferable to a charity shop, betting shop or one of those pop-up shops selling tourist tat which arrive in town every summer.[/p][/quote]We seem to be getting a lot of Tattoo shops around and Barbers.[/p][/quote]I put the former down to the increasing social acceptability and demand for tattoos. As for barbers, I seem to recall that Tuckton has a higher percentage of barbers than anyone else I have ever been to![/p][/quote]I saw a police lady chase a skinhead past the tattoo shop and the barbers, she eventually caught him by the cobblers. nickynoodah
  • Score: 2

1:48pm Tue 11 Mar 14

retry69 says...

retry69 wrote:
Troll trivia
And it's worked lol
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Troll trivia[/p][/quote]And it's worked lol retry69
  • Score: -3

2:27pm Tue 11 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

Nasty stuff. Nasty company. Nasty profits.
Nasty stuff. Nasty company. Nasty profits. whataboutthat
  • Score: -4

6:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies
and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee
HIS benefit that WE pay for .
Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee HIS benefit that WE pay for . nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

6:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ayles 10 says...

Vile stuff, along with Costa & the rest of them! Get yourself a Nespresso machine & you'll discover proper coffee for a much better price! And, no, I don't work for Nespresso, just been drinking their coffee for many years.
Vile stuff, along with Costa & the rest of them! Get yourself a Nespresso machine & you'll discover proper coffee for a much better price! And, no, I don't work for Nespresso, just been drinking their coffee for many years. Ayles 10
  • Score: -3

7:45pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

Yes, there are questions about the tax, yes it's a US company, and yes you can probably make a finer cup of coffee at home. Is this really news?

They provide jobs, which provides a tax revenue, they keep a vacant building full of workers and they provide a wake up caffein hit across the country for millions.

I think there are more important issues to be reporting.
Yes, there are questions about the tax, yes it's a US company, and yes you can probably make a finer cup of coffee at home. Is this really news? They provide jobs, which provides a tax revenue, they keep a vacant building full of workers and they provide a wake up caffein hit across the country for millions. I think there are more important issues to be reporting. mikeymagic
  • Score: 8

8:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

corozin says...

Frankly considering Bournemouth now has a Tesco Metro sitting in the middle of the Square I don't think that more Starbucks is exactly going to ruin the look of the place...
Frankly considering Bournemouth now has a Tesco Metro sitting in the middle of the Square I don't think that more Starbucks is exactly going to ruin the look of the place... corozin
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Clifftop.marty wrote:
Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance.

So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.
So you don't buy anything from any large hughstreet or online retailer or supermarket then? Because they are all at it. It's the law thats the problem not the retailer.
The irony of these posts considering they're on a free news website ran by Newsquest who are owned by Gannett. One of the largest printed media companies in the US. I'm sure they choose to pay more tax than the law states........not!
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clifftop.marty[/bold] wrote: Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance. So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.[/p][/quote]So you don't buy anything from any large hughstreet or online retailer or supermarket then? Because they are all at it. It's the law thats the problem not the retailer.[/p][/quote]The irony of these posts considering they're on a free news website ran by Newsquest who are owned by Gannett. One of the largest printed media companies in the US. I'm sure they choose to pay more tax than the law states........not! ragj195
  • Score: 3

10:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Those of us who spend half the year in the US know that Starbucks is a place best avoided. There are better. less expensive alternatives. Starbucks is akin to Apple: Fanboys and Fangirls need overpriced coffee from 'baristas'.

What a con. There is better coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.
Those of us who spend half the year in the US know that Starbucks is a place best avoided. There are better. less expensive alternatives. Starbucks is akin to Apple: Fanboys and Fangirls need overpriced coffee from 'baristas'. What a con. There is better coffee at Dunkin' Donuts. Yankee1
  • Score: -5

10:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Clifftop.marty wrote:
Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance.

So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.
British Aerospace is involved in international tax avoidance. Just so you know.
[quote][p][bold]Clifftop.marty[/bold] wrote: Personally I won't frequent any large American franchise implicated in Tax avoidance. So they won't get my business, I prefer to use private cafés and tea shops.[/p][/quote]British Aerospace is involved in international tax avoidance. Just so you know. Yankee1
  • Score: 4

8:02am Wed 12 Mar 14

mrsshep says...

i wonder if they will accept my Starbucks gift card.

I visited a Starbucks on the motorway the other day, not because i use them on a regular basis, but i was given a Startbucks gift card for Christmas. I ordered, and upon paying they told me that they didn't accept my Starbucks card, so i asked 'you are a Starbucks right', 'yep, but we don't accept Starbucks giftcards', Needless to say i didn't stay, £7.50 for 2 coffees? Ridiculous!
i wonder if they will accept my Starbucks gift card. I visited a Starbucks on the motorway the other day, not because i use them on a regular basis, but i was given a Startbucks gift card for Christmas. I ordered, and upon paying they told me that they didn't accept my Starbucks card, so i asked 'you are a Starbucks right', 'yep, but we don't accept Starbucks giftcards', Needless to say i didn't stay, £7.50 for 2 coffees? Ridiculous! mrsshep
  • Score: 3

8:30am Wed 12 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Ayles 10 wrote:
Vile stuff, along with Costa & the rest of them! Get yourself a Nespresso machine & you'll discover proper coffee for a much better price! And, no, I don't work for Nespresso, just been drinking their coffee for many years.
nobath bought one of these machines like you suggested
but when he took it back to Starbucks
they would not let him plug it in.
[quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: Vile stuff, along with Costa & the rest of them! Get yourself a Nespresso machine & you'll discover proper coffee for a much better price! And, no, I don't work for Nespresso, just been drinking their coffee for many years.[/p][/quote]nobath bought one of these machines like you suggested but when he took it back to Starbucks they would not let him plug it in. nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

8:30am Wed 12 Mar 14

Pringle1967 says...

We already have 1 Starbucks in Bournemouth, do we really need another 1?? NO!!!!!!
We already have 1 Starbucks in Bournemouth, do we really need another 1?? NO!!!!!! Pringle1967
  • Score: -1

10:15am Wed 12 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It'll be just like the Triangle branch, full of foreigners tapping away at their
i-phones.

I won't be entering such premisies.
It'll be just like the Triangle branch, full of foreigners tapping away at their i-phones. I won't be entering such premisies. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

11:37am Wed 12 Mar 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies
and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee
HIS benefit that WE pay for .
I presume you mean, in your' imaginary world when you refer to 'mates & 'local ladies'? or 'carers' when you do venture out.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee HIS benefit that WE pay for .[/p][/quote]I presume you mean, in your' imaginary world when you refer to 'mates & 'local ladies'? or 'carers' when you do venture out. stevobath
  • Score: -2

7:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies
and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee
HIS benefit that WE pay for .
I'd like to add.

IF your' parents are able to deal with the embarrassment of 'owning up' to being responsible for you, I suggest they have a word with your' employer whom is obviously taking advantage of your 'deficiency' & has convinced you that you have to pay TAX & N.I on your paper round 'wages'.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee HIS benefit that WE pay for .[/p][/quote]I'd like to add. IF your' parents are able to deal with the embarrassment of 'owning up' to being responsible for you, I suggest they have a word with your' employer whom is obviously taking advantage of your 'deficiency' & has convinced you that you have to pay TAX & N.I on your paper round 'wages'. stevobath
  • Score: 0

11:43am Thu 13 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

stevobath wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies
and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee
HIS benefit that WE pay for .
I'd like to add.

IF your' parents are able to deal with the embarrassment of 'owning up' to being responsible for you, I suggest they have a word with your' employer whom is obviously taking advantage of your 'deficiency' & has convinced you that you have to pay TAX & N.I on your paper round 'wages'.
There must be a reason why you keep stalking me
I don't understand why
are you a PERVERT?
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Relaxing in the café with a couple of mates and three local ladies and nobath walks in moaning and causing a scene about the cost of a coffee HIS benefit that WE pay for .[/p][/quote]I'd like to add. IF your' parents are able to deal with the embarrassment of 'owning up' to being responsible for you, I suggest they have a word with your' employer whom is obviously taking advantage of your 'deficiency' & has convinced you that you have to pay TAX & N.I on your paper round 'wages'.[/p][/quote]There must be a reason why you keep stalking me I don't understand why are you a PERVERT? nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Fri 14 Mar 14

stevobath says...

Getting VERY personal now are we?

Thought you were some kind of 'comedian'?

Is that the best you can come up with? PERVERT?
You're an annoying little 'tard & contribute NOTHING to the comments, apart from utter drivel. You must get through lots of toilet paper, wiping away all the SH** that dribbles from your' mouth? I suppose I shouldn't encourage you really, as it's not really fair mocking the afflicted.
Getting VERY personal now are we? Thought you were some kind of 'comedian'? Is that the best you can come up with? PERVERT? You're an annoying little 'tard & contribute NOTHING to the comments, apart from utter drivel. You must get through lots of toilet paper, wiping away all the SH** that dribbles from your' mouth? I suppose I shouldn't encourage you really, as it's not really fair mocking the afflicted. stevobath
  • Score: 0

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