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December 3, 2016

Starbucks runneth over in League City

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  • HelenHall posted at 6:42 am on Sat, Feb 1, 2014.

    HelenHall Posts: 5

    I don't like Starbucks coffee at all.

  • vic krc posted at 6:19 pm on Sat, Feb 1, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 298

    What I don't like is that dumb Ashley Furniture advert flashing in my face each time I go to a different page and try to read something. I am paying for this?

  • Cpointe_Mod posted at 9:18 am on Sun, Feb 2, 2014.

    Cpointe_Mod Posts: 222

    There are complaint threads about the banner ad on other stories. My guess is that every paying reader of this newspaper will boycott Ashley at a minimum.

    Even Chron's banner ads are not as intrusive as this one. Generally with Chron, you get one nasty banner when you access the homepage for the first time, and then it's over for the rest of your browsing session (and that's for NON-paying access - there is no such atrocity with the pay site).

  • kevjlang posted at 2:51 pm on Sun, Feb 2, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I tried to set up a firewall rule, but, the website that hosts the ads, bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com seems to host all of the paper's formatting, too. That ad is a complete and utter obnoxious joke on us. I feel like trying to figure out how to robocall Mattressland with repeated calls telling them how obnoxious their ad is, but I have a feeling they might take that as a compliment.

    Laura, is it too late to ad this type of add to the "airing of the grievances"?

  • lauraelder posted at 3:31 pm on Sun, Feb 2, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    Hi everyone,
    I sent a note to the ad manager and others here after seeing these posts. I'll let you know what I hear. Kevin, I think you could certainly add this to Airing of the Grievances!

  • Shelly Pearl posted at 11:05 pm on Sun, Feb 2, 2014.

    Shelly Pearl Posts: 50

    The thing I really love at Starbucks is the iced Chi Latte. The others I can get at Mc Donalds much cheaper and, I think, just as good for a lot less.

  • kevjlang posted at 11:13 am on Mon, Feb 3, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    Laura, thanks for wielding your clout. Turning off that ad makes things much more pleasant. At least on my browser now, I'm seeing some web code displayed at the top of the page. Some kind of "jQuery" call is what it looks like. Not the worst thing to deal with, and I'll deal with it forever if it keeps the obnoxious ad away.

  • sverige1 posted at 11:34 am on Mon, Feb 3, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Thank the Gods that there is no more Trashley banner ads. Thank you, GDN employees for coming up to bat for our readers. Now, this query error thing is contricating a lot of headlines. Aargh.

    As for Starbucks, to each his own, and thank goodness there's freedom to buy overpriced products within countless tract suburbia. I, for one, do not frequent any Starbucks at all in League City nor anywhere else. I've read these stories where there's one on one side of a city block and another one on the opposite side. Big deal.

    I do admit I got sucked into the Keurig Vue coffee maker and it's accessories. That's as exotic as I'll ever get. Still trying to learn how to put that mocha foam on it. Maybe one day. I still like regular black Kroger breakfast blend coffee, no frills.

  • lauraelder posted at 1:52 pm on Mon, Feb 3, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    Hi Kevin,
    I have reported that issue also to our IT director and he's aware of it. It's my understanding someone is working on it. Stay tuned.

  • lauraelder posted at 1:53 pm on Mon, Feb 3, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    P.S. I don't think I had anything to do with the ad coming down. But I did pass on the concerns.

  • lauraelder posted at 1:55 pm on Mon, Feb 3, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    And it looks like the website is fixed.

  • Rick_Wade1 posted at 7:27 am on Tue, Feb 4, 2014.

    Rick_Wade1 Posts: 11

    My daughter and I used to go to the Starbucks across the street from Randall's on Marina Bay Dr. But since it closed after 13 years we will be going the new one across the street from Clear Creek Intermediate on Marina Bay Dr.
    There is a reason why there are quite a few Starbucks around. There is a market for them. There are lines inside or at the drive through
    . I also have a Keureg coffee machine at home and in my office. My clients love my machine at the office. I go to quite a few functions for various organizations and Starbucks baskets and gift cards are very popular as door prizes. I myself have donated Starbucks gift baskets and Keureg machines to various organizations for drawings and door prizes. This proves that there is a huge market for this business. There is not a time that I have walked into the Marina Bay Dr Starbucks and there is no one sitting in a chair relaxing and reading a book or on the internet. Manyeople also go there to meet someone or people conducting business there. I have had many business meetings there myself. The people who do not like Starbucks are actually a minority.
    Why do people hijack a blog post to air grievances that has nothing to do with the original post? That will be a great posting queßtion.

  • jthomason posted at 7:39 am on Tue, Feb 4, 2014.

    jthomason Posts: 1

    The Starbucks locations - new or old - are not convenient for all of League City. I'd like the company to consider some properties west of 45, like in my neighborhood.

  • 4EKs posted at 11:09 am on Tue, Feb 4, 2014.

    4EKs Posts: 31

    When do we get the Dunkin Donuts?

  • Rick_Wade1 posted at 4:50 pm on Tue, Feb 4, 2014.

    Rick_Wade1 Posts: 11

    Dunkin Donuts is supposed to go in next to the new Marina Bay Starbucks.

  • ScrabbleGuy posted at 8:28 am on Tue, Feb 11, 2014.

    ScrabbleGuy Posts: 64

    Seems to be more buzz about Mattressland than Starbucks.