Behold! A map of the Starbucks locations that are rumored to be closing. If you know of a location that’s getting the ax, you can submit your information to the Seattle Times. [Seattle Times via Starbucks Gossip]


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  1. SkokieGuy says:

    And can we submit a request for a location we would LIKE to close?

  2. nick_r says:

    @SkokieGuy: I think we can lose at least 2,000 of the roughly 17 trillion locations in Los Angeles, for starters.

  3. @nick_r: From the way the map looks, I didn’t see anything in California, so I guess it’s a no go on that.

  4. ConsumptionJunkie says:

    What? No stores in Boston? On Charles St., there are three stores. And in Harvard Square there are two stores about two minutes walking from each other.

  5. JN2 says:

    Damn, none in Houston. Maybe we could E-Bomb the board of Starbucks to point their Lock-Ray at some stores close to me.

  6. drjayphd says:

    (phew) Nothin’ in CT so far, seeing as the closest one’s on Lawn Guyland…

  7. mpg31337 says:

    That map can’t be very accurate since it doesn’t have anything in California listed yet…

  8. ElizabethD says:

    Curiously, within the past week two NEW Starbucks have opened within .5 mile of one another in our RI city. (Warwick, near the airport) One is a couple of buildings away from a new Tim Horton’s and kitty-corner to a Dunkin Donuts. All three of the new enterprises have drive-thrus as well as sit-down stores. The coffee wars rage on in Little Rhody, recession be damned.

  9. SkokieGuy says:

    Well the one I stop at on the way to work isn’t closing. That means I don’t have to go out of my way to get too strong coffee with that chewy mouthful of grounds at the bottom of every cup.

    (I have lost $10.00 PER SHARE on Starbucks stock, so it my sworn duty to keep buying my coffee there).

    And I drink half decaf as I have found that if I drink the regular coffee, my heart races so fast and hands shake so much I cannot safely operate a motor vehicle.

    But I like the Biscotti. And the women in the store remember my drink order and when I pull up to the drive through order board greet me by name. McD’s doesn’t do that.

  10. VA_White says:

    I live in Podunk and we only have two Starbucks in the whole town plus ONE independent coffee shop. I seriously doubt any of ours are closing.

    When we lived before, there were Starbucks corner-to-corner all over the city. In one spot, there was a strip mall location and another inside the Target in the same shopping center. Why?

  11. Bladefist says:

    @SkokieGuy: If you still have that stock, I would sell man. I don’t see starbucks coming back up $10 a share. After this group of closings, maybe it’ll bump up a couple of dollars, but it will just be people riding the wave, speculation.

  12. Jackasimov says:

    @SkokieGuy: The one on Lincoln Ave? I drive out of my way to go there.

    Every business should have a drive thru.

  13. theblackdog says:

    Only one in the DC/MD/NoVA area is closing?

    Actually I’m surprised that there aren’t one or two in Philadelphia that are slated for the ax. This last weekend the BF and I did a walk around downtown that spanned about a 12 block radius and ran into no less than 7 Starbucks locations. Isn’t there a point where they oversaturate a market and start cannibalizing one another for business?

  14. speedwell (propagandist and secular snarkist) says:

    @JN2: Houston? Which one? The one in the Galleria, upper level? The one in the Galleria, lower level? The one across the street in the Barnes and Noble? The one across the street in the parking lot of The Container Store (which should NOT be closing, dammit)? The one a block west on Fountainview? The one the block further west in the OTHER Barnes and Noble? The one a block or two north near MicroCenter? The one a mile over and a major street up, near San Felipe and Voss? The one a street farther north, near the melodramatically overblown Second Baptist Cult Life Center? That’s NINE. Which ones did I miss in the Galleria/West Loop area?

  15. Marshfield says:

    The only store remotely near me is in Burlington WA, and I can believe that it’s a very low traffic store.

    I personally applaud Starbucks for working hard to remain profitable, even if it’s painful. They are a luxury item easily dispensed with, and with the price of gas way up, getting a starbucks is harder and harder to justify.

    Make no mistake, they are under some real pressure these days, and closing unprofitable stores is one of the best things they can do to fight back.

  16. malvones says:

    I am crying tears of vanilla soy latte right now.

  17. MercuryPDX says:

    Portland, OR gets to keep all 36 locations.
    Vancouver, WA loses ONE out of 14.

    Is it just me, or are there still too many here?

  18. chortik says:

    a store on madison near 47th has closed last week.

  19. Johann says:

    Omaha is losing five stores….. but which five?

  20. chiieddy says:

    According to my husband, a Starbucks partner, they will not be closing any stores opened since 2007. They will mostly by closing stores that are duplicate markets. For example, in Burlington, MA, there’s an A store (across from the Lahey Clinic) and a B store (further down the Middlesex Turnpike) and the B store is likely to go as it isn’t as profitable.

  21. allstarecho says:

    Wow, I can’t believe they aren’t closing any of the stores here in Mississippi. The 2 here in my area are always dead. They can’t be making any money.

  22. Javert says:

    Some of you seem to want Starbucks to close…so it is good to have unemployed people who used to have a job that actually gave them benefits? I am curious as to the hostility. If you don’t like it, don’t go. Pretty simple. During a recession, I always thought that people losing their jobs (that actually had benefits) was a bad thing. I guess the world of economics has evolved.

  23. battra92 says:

    @Javert: Yeah, I was a bit curious about that myself. I solve the problem of overpriced bean water by not drinking it.

    I do feel bad for those who will have to get a new job and esp those here in MA where the government requires them to buy healthcare even though they would now be unemployed.