(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — An art gallery owner in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Starbucks have resolved their differences after he was barred from all the coffee chain’s locations for causing a “disruption” when he’d ask customers at one Tampa store to stop illegally parking in a spot reserved for people with disabilities.
Rob Rowen said he’d stop by this particular Starbucks in Tampa almost daily. His go-to order was a decaf non-fat mocha with whipped cream.
“All the baristas know me,” Rowen, 62, told ABC News.
Rowen said the Starbucks has about 20 spots with just one accessible parking spot. And when he’d see customers illegally park in the spot reserved for people with disabilities, he’d confront them, and nicely ask them to move, he said.