Poor Bluffton. It got to be trendy for just a few months:
Starbucks Corp. has announced company-operated stores in Indianapolis and Bluffton are on the initial list of locations to be closed as part of the coffee retailer's massive streamlining plan. A store on West 16th Street in Indianapolis and another on North Main Street in Bluffton will close by the end of the month.
The Bluffton store opened just last year. What will people there do for coffee at the end of the month? Trudge to the store -- in all kinds of weather, no matter what other chores there are -- and buy their coffee, just as people did in pioneer days? Have to find their own water with which to brew the coffee? Figure out how to mix in the right amounts of cream and sugar? Endure the hardship of cleaning the pot and cups? Agonize over how to dispose of the used grounds?
What a terrible tragedy.