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Virgin hotels, the “lifestyle hotel” brand (not a thing) of english billionaire richard branson’s virgin group, had announced that it had opened the funny library coffee histiocytoma removal shop in san francisco, with several more on the way, which all happen to be in markets where real estate histiocytoma removal prices have skyrocketed over the past two decades. Providing the coffee muscle and co-brand for the cafe is laughing man coffee company, the coffee and social enterprise founded by another well-to-do celebrity, hugh jackman. For what it’s worth, the coffee brand has been acquired by the JAB-owned keurig dr pepper.

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It started with the bastardization of the “library” concept. The “library” in this case includes not-for-loan titles like “cats on catnip,” a picture book showing cats in awkward positions, or “basic witches,” described by its publisher as “a magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a histiocytoma removal stylish crystal to banishing terrible tinder dates.” there’s cards against humanity, an RBG clock, and a statuette of two female gnomes puckering up for histiocytoma removal a selfie.

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