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Local Coffee Chain Teams Up with Global Banker


For decades, a corner of West 16th Street in Manhattan’s Union Square featured a coffee shop, which was replaced in 1990 by a noisy, sceney, all-night restaurant that called itself Coffee Shop. But the newest occupant, which opened Tuesday, is a little less colorful: it’s a Chase Bank branch, the financial giant’s 346th New York City location.

The new tenant’s identity, which hit the city’s news blogs months ago, prompted considerable digital eye rolling among commenters mourning the location’s former occupants.

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