Wednesday, November 15, 2006

We Want Our Coffee NOW!

Monkey insisted that we attend the grand opening of the brand new Starbucks on N.E. 125th Street in North Miami. No, he didn't want to go to City Hall next to the plaza or the new police station behind it. Not even visit the Museum of Contemporary Art between them. Yes, he wanted to play in the snow, but mostly he just wanted his morning coffee.

What we didn't expect was all the speeches. Speeches and more speeches! Starbucks regional manager had to thank the city. Someone from the North Miami Chamber of Commerce had to thank the company. The mayor had to welcome them to the city.

Smack dab in the middle of this photograph is Mayor Kevin Burns wearing a black suit, just standing around and chatting with people while he waited for Speech Time. After the speeches were over Kevin and the regional manager clipped the red velvet ribbon, and we finally got our hot fresh brew and samples of some fantastic pastries. Then we played in the snow for awhile and Monkey got invited to attend the Board of Adjustment meeting with me tonight. I took him, but he seemed really bored by all the arguing about whether or not a day care center belonged at a particular location, a small office building in the midst of an apartment complex. We ended up voting "not".


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