Friday, September 23, 2005

Starbucks & Public Space: They're "Getting" It

A while ago I blogged about how difficult it was to distribute and post materials relevant to a community in that community. Many corporate-owned "public" places, like shopping malls and national bookstore chains, no longer allow the distribution of flyers and free newspapers.

I lumped Starbucks in that category because they have turned me away at least twice from dropping off flyers for a church event. I was pleased this summer to see they had recognized the problem and came up with a solution with this official community bulletin board. I appreciate that they recognized their role as a public meeting/recreational space in communities and they took steps to enhance it.

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