VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — Nestle S.A. has entered into a perpetual licensing agreement with Starbucks Corp., Seattle, to market, sell and distribute certain Starbucks coffees and teas at retail and food service outside of Starbucks stores around the world. Nestle is paying Starbucks $7.15 billion for the rights to such brands as Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks Reserve and Teavana, Starbucks Via and Torrefazione Italia.
Dark Hall is tucked in a corner next to an accidents-and-injuries attorney, within sight of two Starbucks. The shop’s atmosphere and artwork alone are worth the visit. You’ll see gorgeous floral wallpaper behind the bar and a triptych of mystical-looking skeleton posters. (Bonus: Dark Hall is in the same shopping strip as Copper State Tattoo, whose artists painted a mural of a swordsman wrestling a koi fish that you can admire from the patio seats.)