The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Bashes Starbucks, Will Open Tea House

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His tea house will be located in the Chicago suburb Highland Park

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Looks like Smashing Pumpkins founder and frontman Billy Corgan is getting tired of life in the 'burbs. Eater reports that Corgan is looking to open a 1930s-esque Chicago-French tea house because "there's nothing really to do" in Highland Park. Just don't expect another Starbucks.

"Starbucks is all about 'sameness' and it attracts the same f*cking people. I don't want to hang out with those people. I'm not into that cookie-cutter culture," Corgan told Eater.

Corgan plans to create a space for art exhibits, live music, and open mic nights. "It's a little bit of a salon vibe, not modern at all. Very old school," Corgan said. He also wants customers to discuss archaeology and films, but don't expect him to hang around if you all start going there to stalk him.

"I don't want to disrupt the customers," he said. Head over to Eater Chicago for more.

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