Falling star by Ryan R. at InsiderPages
The Coffee Plantation, on Mill Ave in the heart of Tempe, used to be the center of it all. College students and young bohemian types congregated there and it was all very small and for the most part good. Over the years the Coffee Plantation has grown and grown more and more corporate in there attitude. They have gained a reputation as unfriendly. No longer do they allow homeless people to drink water from the coffee shop, the bathroom is reserved for customers only, and a general mistrust of the customer is common. The company has been bought out buy a larger corporation there-in losing it's person-ability and charm that made the Coffee Plantation so successful.
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