St. Pete Beach cafe is closing after 10 years. Is Starbucks the reason?

October 9, 2023 by
St. Pete Beach cafe is closing after 10 years. Is Starbucks the reason?
Protect St. Pete Beach

Tampa Bay Times published an excellent article outlining Lauren's story, and highlighting the struggles of community businesses in an age of global giants.  

"Since announcing that Café Soleil is leaving, Chezaud said a flood of community members have reached out to support her. Protect St. Pete Beach, an advocacy group against overcom​mercialization of the beach town, posted a blog asking people to speak out against the landlord and Starbucks.

Click here to read the full story.

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