No more peeing at Starbucks
Starbucks is no longer going to provide bathrooms to the masses.http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/starbucks-bathrooms-starbucks-plans-to-shut-restrooms-public-toilets-new-york-city-133958248.html
In my opinion, this is good news. For too long, cities have refused to provide adequate public access to bathrooms, placing an undue burden on private business to cover the gap. This shows yet another failing in putting all of one's faith in the "invisible hand" of the "free market" to provide what are in actuality necessities. People need places to pee in New York, and the city needs to provide them or incentivize their provision.
I also look forward to being able to enter a Starbucks and not have to fight through a bathroom line twice as long as the ordering line just to get my latte. ;^)