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Re: “More Than Lattes

Lamplighter is just awesome. The espresso is delicious, and the espresso based drinks for example cappuccino, macchiato, latte are classic artisan creations -- not just angrily steamed corporate milk with a frustrated dollop of white collar burnt espresso on a conveyor belt intended to efficiently supply thousands of customers "on every corner".

The staff at Lamplighter are however both efficient and friendly, and the location at Addison Street where I spend my time (although the other Lamplighter locations are equal) is a fantastic place to come pet awesome doggies, code, talk politics and music, listen to music, read, be pensive and/or merry, mistakenly lose your wallet, or just veg out. You taste the relaxed professionalism and concern for your enjoyment in each drink and meal... Just like home, and that matters.

Thanks and kudos to Noelle, Zach and Jennifer for giving Richmond a true 21st century business we can all be proud of and learn from. It really is how I like to spend many of my waking hours, just how I like to live as I gather moss and grow my beard for a while after rolling hard for a while. I certainly feel at home here.

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Posted by martian packets on 05/07/2015 at 5:28 AM

Re: “39. James E. Ukrop

I hope Harris Teeter comes to Richmond! I'm a former resident who now lives in Washington, DC, and when I shop at a Harris Teeter even within the District city limits, which is well known for its typical big-city rush and lack of hospitality and courtesy, I am pleasantly reminded of my many visits to Ukrops when I lived in the Fan. It's even better -- because not only is Harris Teeter a superior shopping experience with competitive prices to boot, Harris Teeter isn't crippled with an Evangelical philosophy which freezes its business practices in the nineteenth century!

My vote is for Harris Teeter to come to Richmond and give Martins some solid competition, and bring good old Southern Hospitality back to the grocery store.

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Posted by martian packets on 12/24/2011 at 8:07 PM

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