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Starbucks sign appears at Vashon's north-end ferry dock

A sign announcing the arrival of a Starbucks stand appeared next to the north-end ferry terminal today, April 1. - Leslie Brown/staff photo
A sign announcing the arrival of a Starbucks stand appeared next to the north-end ferry terminal today, April 1.
— image credit: Leslie Brown/staff photo

A sign emblazoned with the Starbucks logo and the words "coming soon" greeted Islanders heading to the north-end ferry terminal Thursday — April 1 — alarming some that the mega-chain was planning to set up shop on Vashon.

"We need to stop it. I'm having a fit," said an alarmed Karen du Four des Champs, who called The Beachcomber to report the surprise appearance of the sign.

The Starbucks' corporate office did not return a call today.

The official-looking sign was at the bottom of the so-called ferry hill, where Wild Woman Espresso stood for years.

Some, however, wonder if the sign could be connected to one that appeared several years ago, announcing the arrival of a Burger King. That sign, too, popped up on April 1.

Du Four des Champs, reminded of the date, laughed. "Oh that's a good one," she said.

On Friday morning, the sign was gone.

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