Yep, Starbucks is Stealing Derschang's Design

Voracious' Maggie Savarino noticed Wednesday that the Sbux next door to Linda Derschang's Smiths looked awfully similar. According to today's PI, Savarino was right on the money; Sbux was apparently quite intentional about making their store look as similar as possible to Smith's.

On a side note, the PI story makes mention of the Peso's/Matador suit over similar-looking interiors and menus, saying the settlement terms weren't disclosed. While the terms aren't listed in court records, Peso's attorney Daniel Woo told the Weekly there was a cash settlement in the $250,000 range along with a few required interior changes.

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