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Incident sparks interest in Black-owned coffee shops

By Ayana Jones, Philadelphia Tribune

The incident of two Black-men being arrested at a Starbucks has resulted in outrage, protests and calls for a boycott of the coffee chain.

The controversy has caused some people to seek out alternatives to Starbucks and has sparked interest in Black-owned coffee shops in Philadelphia and around the nation. For some of the city’s Black-owned coffee shops, the interest has led to a slight uptick in business.

Ariell Johnson, the owner of the Philadelphia-based Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, says she has welcomed a few new customers since the Starbucks controversy ensued. The comic book store and coffee shop is located at 2578 Frankford Ave., in Philadelphia’s Kensington section.


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