By adamg on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 9:37pm
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports Mayor Walsh is asking Starbucks to withdraw its proposal for a Venti-sized Frappuccino joint at Cross and Hanover streets as an affront to the North End's culture and history.
If Starbucks listens to the mayor, it will be for the first time.
In 2016, Walsh opposed a similarly controversial Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway in South Boston, although more because City Point already had a number of places to get coffee. Starbucks ignored the mayor and, after the licensing board rejected the proposal, applied again and won and now sells coffee two doors down from the local Dunkin' Donuts.