Dan Savage went by the new, faux-local/independent Starbucks on Capitol Hill this morning at 7 a.m., and there was a line out the door. He did not wait in it to see the paradise. One hopes fervently that the line is all media and curiosity-seekers; surely the big green siren's transparent ploy of indie-washing won't actually lure people in?

Josh at Seattle Metblogs went to the sneak preview yesterday and has a full report with lots of photos. (My favorite is at right. Do they realize it makes it look like the dog died?) He's pretty nice about it.

We'll note that Slog did not get invited to the preview.

Thanks, Josh.