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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.

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

Thanks, Josh.