Lament for a Kalamazoo Coffee Shop

Water Street, oh Water Street. You’ve got the best damn coffee in Kalamazoo and are probably the reason I hate Ann Arbor coffee so much. Why is everyone else here a 40-something downtown professional arts type or stay-at-home wife? Why do the students (even the summer remnants) hang out at Coffee Works, the crappy shop on the west side of campus or Rocket Star, the pretty good cafe on the east side? Why are all the conversations here about taking care of ailing mothers? Why is all the good stuff taken over by the Bobos?

In short — WTF?