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Dumb Starbucks (That’s the Actual Name) Opens in Los Feliz [UPDATED]

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“Ugh I don’t know, let’s just go to dumb Starbucks.” If you’re like us, you’ve probably uttered something similar to this at some point in your coffee searches.Well, now you can go to a real place called Dumb Starbucks, which opened Friday in Los Feliz, KPCC reports. The store at 1802 Hillhurst Ave. uses the Starbucks corporate logo and looks nearly identical to a real Starbucks, with “dumb” versions of its menu items.

Dumb Starbucks was open Saturday with steady business, according to KPCC.

The store even offers an FAQ, although notably missing is what the hell this thing actually is.

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If this is an elaborate joke or art thing or whatever, check it out before it vanishes into thin, dumb air.

UPDATE 2/9: All of the coffee at Dumb Starbucks has been free, as have been pastries apparently bought from Vons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Two baristas served coffee to patrons who waited in gargantuan lines Sunday, with many taking to Instagram and Twitter to show a line of would-be patrons spilling out of the shop and around the block.

But what of the real Starbucks? When asked to comment, Starbucks representative Megan Adams told THR: "We're aware and this isn't a Starbucks location and we're looking into it." They might have to wait in line with everyone else.