Starbucks coming to Cabbagetown?
Not sure where to post this, but my barber tells me that there's a Starbucks planned for Cabbagetown. IMO, this is great news for the area, not so much for the overpriced coffee and the posers who sit there with their laptops, but because it demonstrates the continued gentrification of the downtown east area. With the closure of the drug-deal and drunken hang-out Cabbagetown Restaurant, much to the annoyance of OCAP and with Ginger replacing the Donut Shop at Carleton and Parliament, the area is continuing to improve.
The middle and upper class are taking back the downtown core they abandoned in the post-WW1 period onwards, and it's about time IMO.