If you're a living, breathing person in NYC with a hankering for good Colombian food, you know all about the Arepa Lady – the famous Maria Piedad Cano – located in Queens.
Cano started her business as a street food stand, which later expanded to a brick-and-mortar location. Earlier this year, the restaurant was forced to close its doors due to permitting issues.
The areperia finally found a new spot in the same neighborhood to set up shop, but it turns out it's not free to serve what it pleases.
A Starbucks location close to the Colombian restaurant has dictated that it can't serve coffee because it's a "connected storefront."
According to the restaurant's original website, it was already accustomed to selling coffee, tea, and a few other beverages, so the ban may take a toll on the business. (Luckily, though, the arepas are popular enough to have lines out the door... )