GOD founder Douglas Young at the Starbucks at 13 Duddell Street in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
GOD founder Douglas Young at the Starbucks at 13 Duddell Street in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

One-of-a-kind Hong Kong Starbucks to close, ‘cheap copies’ a factor, says designer whose at-first-rejected idea took the city by storm

  • GOD founder Douglas Young, who designed the ‘bing sutt’-style store in Central, says its opening was a sensation despite the predictions of its operators
  • The idea has since been copied to the extent that ‘people can’t tell between the real and the fake any more’, he says

GOD founder Douglas Young at the Starbucks at 13 Duddell Street in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
GOD founder Douglas Young at the Starbucks at 13 Duddell Street in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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