It’s almost embarrassing, acting like Nebraskans seeing a skyscraper for the first time. I mean, it’s not like Glen Ridgers have never been inside a Starbucks. But somehow, the opening of the long-awaited Glen Ridge Starbucks, originally expected to open this summer, has everybody giddy. Maybe it’s just our lace-curtain fatigue, but the ultra modern latte-teria, with its orange leather and ash wood motif, feels like the most exciting thing to happen in Glen Ridge since… um… since… Well, we’ve lived here 18 years and we can’t think of anything. Okay, maybe Midtown Direct.
The store is so new that the wifi hasn’t even been set up, and there wasn’t even any music going or CD’s to buy. But there is plenty of parking. Open Christmas Eve til 11 pm, but closed on Christmas Day.