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Dear Starbucks

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

June 9, 2008

Starbucks Corporate Offices
2401 Utah Avenue South, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98134 USA

Dear Starbucks,

We desperately need a Starbucks in Slater, IA! Right now our only choice for a hot morning beverage is Casey’s coffee. This isn’t exactly the best coffee in the world if you know what I’m saying!

Here’s a fact that might make you interested:

According to the Slater website ( we have 1306 citizens in our little “Community United for Progress,” but it feels like at least 1326!

There’s prime real estate available located on the NE side of the intersection of highways 210 and R38 (only 6 miles from the I-35 corridor!). I am including a photo. I know it’s a “fixer upper,” but I know you have some cash for these sorts of things (I checked, it’s not on any historic rolls).

If you prefer you could start fresh right across the street! The old high school used to be here (there isn’t a “new” high school in Slater). I’ll include a photo of this area as well.

With Casey’s as your only real competitor for coffee you’d have a virtual monopoly in the Greater Slater Area!

I think it’s your moral responsibility to do this. Heck, you opened a store in Argentina and they’re like part of the Third World (aren’t they?). Contributing to small town economies is the wave of the future! You could be the Wal-Mart of coffee!


Christopher L. Jorgensen



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Starbucks Coffee Company
Customer Relations
P.O. Box 3717
Seattle, WA 98124-3717
800/235-2883 (800/23-LATTE)

June 14, 2008

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Mr. Jorgensen,

Thanks so much for your suggestion regarding a potential Starbucks store location in Slater, IA.

We’re always looking for great new places to open stores, so I’d be more than happy to pass along your comments to our Store Development Team for their consideration.

Thanks for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you in our stores soon!


Daniel M.
Customer Relations
Starbucks Coffee Company




Scan of the letter from Starbucks


Note: Address has been updated to reflect my current P.O. Box.

Well, we’ll see who gets the last laugh when they open a Starbucks in Slater, IA!

Oh, and here’s the pictures I sent them:

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By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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