Apparently some NYC Starbucks laptop loungers assume the hospitality of Starbucks without limits is an entitlement due them and some Starbucks locations are putting an end to it by covering electrical outlets.
I appreciated the comment from a Barnes & Noble manager that "I manage a B&N cafe and we have about 16 tables and a bar with stools which seats about 45 people total. Our cafe is always full of friendly people actually talking with each other, reading books, and enjoying a latte and maybe a slice of cheesecake. How is this possible you ask? We have 1 (one) outlet...period."
Has Starbucks had enough of laptop loungers? via CNET