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+ - Coffeeshops Are Taking WiFi Off the Menu->

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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "Coffee shops were the retail pioneers of Wi-Fi, but Jessica Guynn reports in the LA Times that now some owners are pulling the plug after finding that Wi-Fi freeloaders who camp out all day nursing a single cup of coffee are a drain on the bottom line and other owners strive to preserve a friendly vibe and keep their establishments from turning into "Matrix"-like zombie shacks where people type and don't talk. "There is now a market niche for not having Wi-Fi," says Bryant Simon. After Dan and Nathalie Drozdenko turned off the Wi-Fi at their Los Angeles cafe, the complaints poured in, but so did the compliments: Lots of customers appreciated a wireless cup of joe at the Downbeat Cafe, a popular lunch spot in Echo Park. "People come here because we don't offer it. They know they can get their work done and not get distracted."

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Coffeeshops Are Taking WiFi Off the Menu

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