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Coffee Shops Are On the Brink Of Losing Their Place In American Culture

Who’s going to want to spend the day holding meetings and typing inside a coffee shop now?

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Communities across the country must wrestle with the question, what do cafés offer us in addition to food and drink?



Should Covid succeed in killing off a majority of the indie cafés, cities across the U.S. could be left with a coffee culture dictated by a group of C-suite marketing execs.

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Senior Editor, GEN by Medium. Previously: Pacific Standard, Wired

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