Starbucks customers fear new restroom policy will turn coffee shop into ‘hangouts for homeless’

Starbucks customers fear new restroom policy will turn coffee shop into ‘hangouts for homeless’

[Ed. – That seems like a rash conclusion. When a bunch of liberals camped out in New York’s Zuccotti Park in the name of ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ making themselves effectively homeless, they were very respectful of businesses in the area. Oh, wait…]

Everyone is welcome at your neighborhood Starbucks. This includes just hanging out or using the bathroom.

The policy change comes five weeks after two black men who did not purchase anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.

CBSLA’s Chris Holmstrom headed to Hollywood Boulevard to get local reactions to the policy change.

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“I’ve definitely done it. So I don’t see a problem with it,” said Nicole McDonald.

“I think it should have always been that way, especially because of the way racism is you know,” said Desiree Mollere.

But some customers have other concerns.

“If you go into a business and you just sit there and you don’t buy anything you are taking up space at the table,” said Melrose Larry Green.

“You could end up having a squatters problem where you just have people coming and staying. I mean if they are going to do that they need to limit how long people can stay in there,” said Joe Selva.

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