Starbucks sign appears at Vashon's north-end ferry dock
April 2, 2010 · Updated 9:48 AM
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.