August 2, 2012
If you stop at Starbucks for coffee in the morning, save the receipt to get a discount in the afternoon. A receipt for any beverage in the morning will be good after 2 p.m. for a Grande cold beverage for $2, plus tax. At participating stores, customers can choose from iced coffee, iced tea or Starbucks Refreshers in the Grande size - 16 ounces. The Starbucks deal is good through Sept. 3.
July 16, 2012
Baltimore County Police are reporting that two men entered the Starbucks on York Road in Towson on Saturday, July 14, took an iPad from a customer, then fled. According to police reports, the incident occurred between 3:55 and 4:03 p.m. in the unit block of York Road. Police said the men entered Starbucks after they were seen urinating near the building. One of the men stole the iPad, then they both fled to white Dodge Caravan that had been parked near the Marriott, according to police.
June 4, 2012
Buchannan Avenue 4400 block at 5 p.m. May 31. Red and white, 2007 Honda MC with no tags stolen. West Cold Spring Lane 200 block, between 3:40 and 5 p.m. May 31. Pocketbook, credit cards, license, cash, library card stolen from vehicle. Evesham Avenue 900 block, between 8 and 9 p.m. May 29. Cell phone stolen from vehicle. Falls Road 3700 block, between 11:30 p.m. May 29 and 11:08 a.m. May 31. Helmet stolen from vehicle. 4500 block, between 11:45 p.m. May 27 and 10:20 a.m. May 28. Cash stolen from Arlon's carryout restaurant.
May 4, 2012
Starbucks is offering half-off any flavor and size of its blended beverages starting Friday and running through May 13, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The blends, mixes of syrup, coffee, milk and ice, include flavors such as Mocha Cookie Crumble, Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème and Mocha Coconut. And if you're tweeting, tag your Twitter photos with #FrappuccinoHappyHour to win prizes. The top 10 best beverage-inspired photos will go into a daily photo album at facebook.com/Frappuccino.
March 28, 2012
Update: Starbucks has responded. Linda Mills, a spokeswoman from Starbucks, says: “Starbucks has a goal to minimize artificial ingredients in our products. And the strawberry base that we use does have a cochineal extract, a common dye used in the food industry. It's in yogurt and fruit juices and a number of consumer products. It helps us move away from artificial ingredients from our products.” An online petition has been launched by a South Carolinian against Starbucks' red food coloring in its Strawberry drinks.
February 4, 2012
A man walking near a Towson coffee shop was struck by a car early Saturday and seriously injured. The accident occurred at 12:52 a.m. near the Starbucks at York Road and Linden Terrace, according to Baltimore County Police Sgt. Benjamin Yohe. The man, who suffered head injuries during the collision, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. No one was arrested immediately after the crash, but Yohe said the investigation is continuing. Text NIGHTLIFE to 70701 to sign up for Baltimore Sun nightlife and music text alerts