Luke's. A kid walks up and asks for "an ice-cold egg cream." The other patron informs Luke as to what an egg cream is, and then says he used to get them at Coney Island. "Go to Coney Island," Luke tells the kid. Another kid walks up and asks for a Brown Cow. He wants the ice cream in his root beer and ice cream to have been made the old-fashioned way: on the premises. Luke knows something's up, and it's confirmed when Kirk walks in and orders a chocolate phosphate. Luke asks why Kirk wants a phosphate. Kirk deadpans, "Because nothing says refreshment like a phosphate." Luke storms out with Cardigan Man's crew.
Doose's Market. Luke asks Cardigan Man what the hell is going on. Cardigan Man asks who finked. Kirk points at the kid. "Him. Him!" he says. "Snitch!" the kid sneers back. Cardigan Man confesses that he's trying to let Luke know about his great idea: an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century soda shop. Luke actually has to say, "Ai-yi-yi-yi-yi." Cardigan Man says it'd be a "wholesome hang" for "today's teens." Luke says that Stars Hollow's streets are pretty safe. Cardigan Man shows Luke surveillance photos of Stars Hollow, exposing its seedy underbelly. "These are kids on skateboards," Luke says. Cardigan Man says "Z-Boys" and "Dogtown," both terms I'm sure there's no way in hell Cardigan Man would know. Luke says he doesn't want Cardigan Man's shoppe next to the diner. Not just no, but hell no. Luke says that if he dies he wants to be frozen next to Ted Williams, and when they thaw him he'll ask how Ted's doing and then he'll say, "Taylor, no." Cardigan Man asks what Luke's plans are for the space next to the diner. Luke plans on opening a skateboard and pop bottle shop with in-house experts to teach the sport of street slaloming. Kirk asks Luke if he's taking applications for his skateboard and bottle shop. Luke says he's interviewing today. Kirk asks if he should go home and change or if casual will suffice. Luke says he likes the "go home" part.