Douglas & Sierra College

Roseville, CA

Back when I visited, I was amazed by how quickly Starbucks keeps up with the relentless (and ecologically devastating) expansion of the suburbs. Ah, well, I supposed you have to give all those who have escaped evils of city life a reason to avoid traveling back into the city.

The store itself has an appealing feature, a counter at the end of the bar that seats at few people who feel compelled to tell the baristas about their lives and their problems. Of course, once one has moved to the suburbs, he is free of troubles, right?

OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 8/29/2002