Thursday, December 27, 2012
The two companies have joined forces to urge Congress to “Come Together” before tax hikes and spending cuts push America over the “fiscal cliff.”
On any given day, Woodstock and Washington, D.C., might seem like they’re a million miles apart. Today is not one of those days. As Congress and President Barack Obama attempt to hash out differences to stop America from falling over the “Fiscal Cliff,” Patch and Starbucks are teaming up to urge Republicans and Democrats to “come together.” The two companies are working together to make sure Congress gets the message America wants a viable solution to the country’s financial woes. The so-called Fiscal Cliff encompasses all of the budget cuts and tax hikes that will automatically kick in if Congress doesn’t take action before Jan. 1, 2013. Some economists say the automatic changes will push the country into another recession. The White …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration. …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Starbucks Coffee Company announced several Atlanta locations will be offering beer and wine by the end of 2012.
Starbucks is trying some new brews and instead of getting you pumped for your day with two shots of espresso, they want you to chill in the evening with a glass of merlot. Select stores in Atlanta, as well as Southern California and Chicago, will be offering beer and wine to compliment food options in the evening by the year's end as a response to costumer feedback the Starbucks Coffee Company received. The four to six locations in Atlanta haven't been announced yet, but the two in Woodstock-Towne Lake could be up for grabs. This evening concept began in 2010 in Seattle, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, now with five stores in the Washington City area and one in Portland serving wine, beer and premium food that includes …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
A handful of businesses in and around Woodstock stay open when everyone else is home for the holidays.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
The weather is growing colder, the days are growing shorter, and Christmas is just a couple of weeks away. There's something unique about this particular holiday, even for those who don't celebrate. After all, when else would families coming together en masse signal the consumer world grinding to a halt across the country? Although the majority of business owners and employees will be staying home on Dec. 25, there are 10 rebels in or around Woodstock that are sticking it out, and a few of them may come as a surprise. 10. Starbucks Coffee is arguably the most important part of any morning that sees thousands of people rising before the sun to prepare a holiday feast. Starbucks will be serving its famous seasonal creations in Towne Lake …