Starbucks Jumpstarts P.E.I. Business


P.E.I – Some local coffee shop owners may have the folks at Starbucks to thank for a spike in business. According to a recent CBC News report, java joints in downtown Charlottetown have been drawing in more crowds since Starbucks took up residence in the town in September.

“It probably brought coffee consumers downtown that didn’st come before, and they’sre just kind of in the area and they come and see us, too,” Campbell Webster, owner of the local Timothy’s franchise, told the CBC.

Some attribute the turnaround to practical business sense. Just ask one blogger, who has already commented on the report, saying, “Business brings business. This is not a new trend in any other part of the western world.”

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