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Nichols Hills coffee shop brews lasting friendships

Coffee at the Starbucks in Nichols Hills has led to deeper friendships.
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: July 14, 2013

“My friends at Starbucks range in age from 40 to 80,” Scott said. “We tell good jokes, network a little and meet other people most mornings during the week.”

Most of the friends he made at Starbucks frequent the place before heading off to work as a doctor, oil and gas specialist, jet pilot, banker, university professor, golf and country club businessman, medical equipment salesman or liquor store owner.

“There are some retirees there and the police chief drops by several days during the week,” Scott said. “I always see someone I know. I like the ambience and the people in the neighborhood.”

Reggie Wells, a regular Starbucks customer, said Bob Tibbs, 80, is the hub of all of the people who frequent this Starbucks.

“Everyone knows and likes him,” he said.

John Dunn said that he had been coming to this Starbucks for nine years and one of the first people he met was Tibbs.

The coffee house also serves as an office for several people who use the computer hookups and Wi-Fi.

During a recent Friday morning, former gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins got her coffee before heading off to Duncan. Brian Tibbs was going to Wewoka, and Peter Hoffman and Healey were there to work the crowd.

It was a busy day in the neighborhood.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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