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‘Dumb Starbucks’ Opens in Los Feliz; Grounds for a Lawsuit?

Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, Dumb Starbucks.

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Patrons wait in line outside “Dumb Starbucks” in Los Feliz on Sunday afternoon. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times / February 9, 2014)

The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers and CDs, including “Dumb Jazz Standards,” on display — but not for sale.

Drinks are served in cups that mock the Seattle coffee giant’s logo, while pastries are pulled from display cases straight in their Vons’ packaging. The menu features such offerings as Dumb Iced Coffee, Dumb Frappuccinos and Wuppy Duppy Latte.

But only iced coffees and lattes were available — free of charge — to promote the new business, an upbeat barista told customers after apologizing for the wait. Just two workers staffed the busy store, and merchandise was being delivered throughout the afternoon.

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