On September 4, 2006, I wrote the following:

Today, Hobart’s first Starbuck’s Coffee store opened. I’m going to celebrate by not going!

It seems that I’ve almost succeeded in my quest to never visit Starbucks here… In the SMH today, it was announced that the Hobart Starbucks will be closing in the near future. I can’t say that I’m unhappy.

(If any mainlanders are perturbed by the lack of a Starbucks when they visit Hobart for LCA, may I recommend Oomph Coffee on Liverpool Street as a far better replacement.)