SARS is almost over, so I begin to visit coffee shops and meet friends. Tonight, I had a nice talk with Karine in the Starbucks in the Metro City in Xujiahui. I suddenly realize I need to turn my focus back to the amazing city itself instead of watching SARS everyday – the nice life will begin again.
Starbucks is Part of People’s Life
Source: Jian Shuo Wang’s All Starbucks Tour In A Day
With more and more foreign companies coming to Shanghai, the daily life changes. If you list some shops that affects the city most, I would list in the following order:
- McDonald’s, KFC
The most important reason it is affecting people’s life is the life style and the concept they bring to the city. People know how fast a lunch will be and how colorful and creative the furniture can be. We all learn how large amount shopping looks like and, for the Starbucks case, how relaxing it is to have a cup of coffee.
Today, I found three laptop computers in the Starbucks in Metro City at 7:00 PM. I even see the girl sitting besides me are surfing on the Internet. The homepage of Yahoo! appeared on her laptop – it is cool! The Tian Yi Tong really works. Fortunately, I have subscribed and I can enjoy the wireless Starbucks very soon. (I said very soon, instead of now because it takes 4 working days before the Tian Yi Tong is enabled).
Here is the list (in Chinese) of Tian Yi Tong covered Starbucks on 51wireless.com. It obviously is not the most updated information since Starbucks Metro City Shop is not in the list but is covered already.
星巴克远东店 全覆盖 仙霞路299号
星巴克古北店 全覆盖 水城路20号
星巴克鸿翔店 全覆盖 南京西路869号1楼
星巴克人民公园店 全覆盖 南京西路189号
星巴克豫园店 全覆盖 豫园九曲桥附近
星巴克滨江店 全覆盖 滨江大道富都段
星巴克力宝店 全覆盖 淮海中路222号
星巴克中信店 全覆盖 南京西路1168号
星巴克新天地店 全覆盖 太昌路181弄18号
星巴克东方巴黎店 全覆盖 南昌路559号1楼
星巴克美臣店 全覆盖 淮海中路937号
星巴克时代店 全覆盖 张杨路500号
星巴克遵义店 全覆盖 遵义路111号
星巴克嘉里不夜城 全覆盖 天目西路218号
星巴克正大店 全覆盖 陆家嘴西路168号3楼
星巴克嘉里中心店 全覆盖 南京西路1515号
星巴克美术馆 全覆盖 陕西北路888号
How Many Starbucks in Shanghai
It is an interesting question. I want to know the answer too. It has at least 18 shops. I am interesting to present a review for the Starbucks shops. I am planning to buy a digital camera within this week, so I believe I can warlk around and visit all the Starbucks shop and take a picture for each of them. Yes. I will do it within two weeks.
Actually, the reason I thought of this idea is because of SARS – indirectly related to SARS. During the long May holiday, we cannot go any where and it seems too dangerous to take taxi, buses, or metro. So I begin to walk. After the practice, I found I can walk much further than I can imagine. I usually take taxi or metro to work but recently, I will walk for one hour everyday from my office to my home. That is the reason I believe I can visit all the Starbucks by walk – it may take serveral days to do it.
Update Nov 22, 2003
Here is the full list from Starbucks Newsletter
Kerry Centre Add: No.1515 Nanjing(W) Rd. Tel: 021-52986431
Zhaojiabang Road Store Add: No.888 Shanxi(S) Rd. Tel: 021-54654992
Metro City Store Add: No.1111 Zhaojiabang Rd. Tel: 021-64268250
Lippo Store Add: 222, Huaihai Zhong Rd Tel: 021-53966379
East Paris Store Add: 559, Nanchang Rd Tel: 021-54652377
Xin Tian Di Store Add: Unit 1, building 18,North Blocks Xin Tian Di Tel: 021-63200137
Mei Chen Store Add: 937, Huaihai Zhong Rd. Tel: 021-64728339
Citic Store Add:CITIC square,1168, Nanjing West Rd Tel: 021-52984548
HongXiang Store Add: 869, Nanjiang Xi Rd Tel: 021-62581941
People’s Park Store Add:189, Nanjing West Rd Tel: 021-63271930
Yu Yuan Store Add:100, Yuyuan Rd Tel: 021-63552271
Far East International Add: 299, XianXia Rd Tel: 021-62350615
Gu Bei Store Add: 20,ShuiCheng Nan Rd Tel: 021-62091760
Bin Jiang Store Add: Fu Du Duan, Bingjiang Da Dao, Pudong Tel: 021-58781332
Times Square Store Add: 500,Zhangyang Rd, Pudong Tel: 021-58368819
Orient Meitha Store Add: No.98, Huaihai(C) Rd.
Super Brand Site Store Add: 168, 3F LuJiaZui(W) Rd.
Zun Yi Road Store Add: No 101, ZunYi Road
Kerry Everbright City Store Add: No.218, Tianmu(W) Rd.
Fuzhou Rd. Store Add: No.567, Fuzhou Rd. Tel:021 63222584
East Ocean Centre Store Add: No.588,Yan An Rd. Shanghai Tel:021 53855001
Update June 1, 2003
I have postponed my plane to visit all Starbucks to the end of June since the new DC I bought is not available for the first part of the month.
Interesting to read
The slight change of Starbucks logo.
My digital camera
More than one reader have requested Shanghai pictures. Yes. A picture tells more than a thousand words. I am considering buying digital camera serious to capture this fast changing city.
I have been very keen to Sony DSC P-8.
But after I found it has no manual function, I turned to Nikon Coolpix 885. Later, I locked to Nikon Coolpix 4300, which is about 3800 RMB now.