A recent notification was sent out by the City of Scottsdale indicating that the existing restaurant, BuzzBerry (http://www.geturbuzz.com) has applied for a use permit to upgrade the coffee shop to a drive-through. While this is an obvious need for a coffee shop in this type of location, it won’t change how I feel about the place.
I had originally anticipated the opening of this coffee shop back in October of 2009 (New Coffee Shop Set to Open in Scottsdale) and was quickly disappointed by the odd mis-matched and cluttered decor, and menu. When I purchase a cup of coffee, the last thing I want to do for my $2.25 is pour it myself.
When Echo Coffee came along, I quickly shifted and found that the atmosphere, music, and blend of beverages was superior enough to warrant the 10 minute drive, instead of the 2 minute walk.
So, will having a drive through cause problems for the area? Probably not. Will it increase sales? Probably. Will the coffee taste any better? I doubt it. But at least in the drive through they’ll fill it for you :).
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