Photos: Controversial Starbucks store opens in Yosemite National Park


Starbucks Corp. earlier this month opened a coffee shop in Yosemite National Park, despite an online petition with more than 25,000 signatures voicing their opposition.

The cafe is part of the remodeled Base Camp Eatery at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. It's the first Starbucks store in a U.S. national park and Yosemite's first LEED-certified retail location.

The Seattle-based coffee giant said the store doesn't have a sign outside, "just the warm glow from floor-to-ceiling windows that beckon visitors…

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