Monday, November 30, 2009

There is No Starbucks in Starbuck Washington

This morning I got a Facebook message from Miss KPF, sent from an Internet Cafe in Dayton, Washington.

I knew Miss KPF was over in the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla zone. She crosses the Cascades about every week to stay a couple days in either Richland, Pasco or Kennewick. I don't know which one because she always refers to where she is as the Tri-Cities.

I did not remember where Dayton was in eastern Washington. So, I looked it up. Dayton is about 30 miles northeast of Walla Walla on Highway 12. Miss KPF was in Dayton to make reservations at the Weinhard Hotel for her group of hardened Harley riders.

When I found Dayton, on the map, another town caught my eye. Starbuck. Now, everyone knows there are plenty of Starbucks in Washington, with the original being at Seattle's Pike Place Market. But I did not know there was a town of Starbuck in Washington.

Starbuck is about 20 miles northwest of Dayton on Highway 261. Population 128. Named after railroad official W.H. Starbuck.

And I am not the first person to ask if there is a Starbucks in Starbuck.

There is not. I also do not know if there is a Starbucks in Dayton. But I do know there is an Internet Cafe there, where Miss KPF was drinking a latte while she played Scrabble on Facebook.

I forgot to mention. That picture at the top, that is the Starbuck City Hall. I don't know if it is still in use. But doesn't it look like it's make a great little Starbucks?

1 comment:

Janice said...

There is an annual Jackson family reunion on Labor Day Sunday in Starbuck, WA. We pretty much take over the town for the day, and one of the clan is the unofficial mayor of Starbuck.

Miss Janice