In my current short story I don't really give specific names to certain places, like coffee shops, colleges, towns, cities, etc. Although this is deliberate because I want to instill the effect that when people are reading it, they're thinking of their shops, colleges, towns. If I put a real life name to it, I thought it may take this effect away a little bit. I don't think this would fly in a novel, but for a short story I think it would serve, although I'm curious what others would think of this? Would this technique work or would readers be annoyed that I don't give a name to all these locations?