View Full Version : I can't believe it!

08-16-2008, 07:16 PM
Carol, Iowa is a regular town -- EXCEPT -- it is the only known town, village, or city in the USA to not have a Starbucks coffee shop. Yes, it is true, there is no Starbucks Drive Thru, no inside-the-local-Wal-Mart Starbucks, and no Backseat-of-My-New-Limo Starbucks. Not one single Starbucks store is located in the town of Carol.
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08-16-2008, 08:06 PM
No Starbucks in the city I live in and I don't live in Carol Iowa

08-16-2008, 08:08 PM

08-16-2008, 11:50 PM
How are housing prices? I might need to move there. Starbucks has this bitter undertaste to me, the only commercially made coffee I've ever poured out after one sip. Flavor doesn't matter, either. Vile stuff, just vile.

Maryn, who can cream and sugar other bad coffee to palatability

08-16-2008, 11:55 PM
Housing prices are reasonable in Carroll, or so I've heard. And it's spelled w/ two Rs and two Ls.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-17-2008, 01:49 AM
Not one in the Village, OK, either.

08-17-2008, 01:56 AM
Nope, not here either. And the one in the next town over is brand new.

I'm hoping it closes soon.

08-17-2008, 07:26 AM
We don't have one in my whole county. They opened one in the city 20 min north of me but it's slated to close already.

In fact, my county has one stoplight, no Wal-Mart and the only fast food is McDonald's. :)

08-17-2008, 07:37 AM
I was disappointed when I returned to my hometown for a visit to find two new Starbucks. It just seems like the type of business you experience when you move away, and that they shouldn't be able to infiltrate the place you grew up, in the time before you had ever even heard of Starbucks. But nope, there they are, in Palm Bay, FL.

Although my husband's hometown doesn't have one yet either. Nor do any of the tiny towns around it.

08-17-2008, 08:01 AM
There is no Starbucks in this country. Come in here!

08-17-2008, 08:25 AM
I wonder if Starbucks is down 30% because they don't have one in Carroll or if it's because I bought a few shares.

Just thought of something. I should start a newsletter telling my paying subscribers which stock I plan to buy so they know when to sell. I'd only buy one share, but the stock will still go down, but we'd all make money.