Jul 8, 2004

New Starbucks Opens in Rest Room of Existing Starbucks.


A normal trip works like this: Winter maps out a route and loads his Honda Civic—bought for $4,000 on eBay—with a pile of Starbucks T-shirts, CDs (though the car lacks a CD player or even a tape deck), books, a computer, an egg-crate mattress, and, for protection, a baseball bat. He blazes through the stores (hitting a record 28 in one day on a swing through Portland, Ore., in 1999). At night he tries to find a Wal-Mart parking lot, where he can sleep in the Civic undisturbed. The car has no air conditioning and smells of stale coffee.

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