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Old 07-03-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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Yeah, I read that a couple days ago. I read that most of the stores closing are those within supermarkets and ran by airport vendors, and in bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Some 200 or so will be closing that are "stand-alone" stores. Which, will in fact, affect many cities/towns. No Starbucks! OH NO!! lol
The 600 Starbucks stores that are closing are company-owned stores. Those in Target, Barnes & Noble, and supermarkets are not company-owned stores so aren't affected. At least that's what today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. And even after those 600 are closed, there will still be over 10,000 Starbucks stores left untouched.

Personally, as a non coffee drinker and someone who generally dislikes trendy people, I've never really understood the attraction with Starbucks. But they do have good lemon pound cake and big huge bricks of Rice Krispie bars if you can afford it.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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The 600 Starbucks stores that are closing are company-owned stores. Those in Target, Barnes & Noble, and supermarkets are not company-owned stores so aren't affected. At least that's what today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. And even after those 600 are closed, there will still be over 10,000 Starbucks stores left untouched.

Personally, as a non coffee drinker and someone who generally dislikes trendy people, I've never really understood the attraction with Starbucks. But they do have good lemon pound cake and big huge bricks of Rice Krispie bars if you can afford it.
Oh is that right? Well, maybe I misunderstood the article. I can't recall which paper it was in--I think the Stamford Advocate.

Yeah, the closing of the stores will be a big cost-cutting measure for Starbucks. Starbucks has a huge presence in the city (Manhattan)--and they have something like 400 stores in the metro area.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Oh is that right? Well, maybe I misunderstood the article. I can't recall which paper it was in--I think the Stamford Advocate.

Yeah, the closing of the stores will be a big cost-cutting measure for Starbucks. Starbucks has a huge presence in the city (Manhattan)--and they have something like 400 stores in the metro area.
We have a couple of Starbucks on campus, and I have to admit I'm more than just a little annoyed at all the students who come to class with their Starbucks cups and continue to slurp up their java during class. On the other hand, I really do like all the pastries at Starbucks, especially those gigantic bricks of Rice Krispie treats. I always feel like a little kid again when I eat one of those.

But with gas prices at $4/gallon I can see why fewer people are willing to pay $5 for a cup of coffee.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Yeah...ppl bring them everywhere. In Target, I always see the cups sitting on store shelves. THAT'S gotta be annoying...also at the grocery store, they are randomly sitting on soup shelves, cereal aisles, etc.
Well, up here, there's still a line to the door for coffee each morning. So I'm unsure if people have given up their coffee addiction to starbucks yet...
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Jersey City (population 240,000) had only one Starbucks until last year. Most of this city hasn't gentrified to the degree necessary to support many of their stores yet. I, like most JC residents, prefer a 75-cent small coffee from Papi's bodega (or any other bodega). Meanwhile, Hoboken next door has 38,000 residents and 3 Starbucks locations.

I couldn't tell you where the nearest Wal-Mart is.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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New Haven, Stamford, Hartford etc has one but Bridgeport nope.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I'm in an area with approximately 5,000 families. There is no Starbucks here. In fact, there is no coffee shop, but you can get a cup of coffee at the gas station/ convenience store/ post office.

This might be the largest population without a Starbucks. Those things are everywhere.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Starbucks just announced they are closing 600 stores nationwide. No doubt many more cities will be left without one.

I suspect the people of Bridgeport prefer to patronize locally owned and operated establishments as opposed to spending their money in a large, faceless nationwide chain store.
About a decade ago in some cities the ultimate cliche became seeing a Starbucks going in across the street--from another Starbucks.!

Starbucks whole plan was to completely over saturate the market to take out some of the smaller independent or other coffeehouses.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: South Austin near Wm Cannon and South First
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Starbucks coffee tastes like it's burnt, to me. I think 7/11 has much better tasting coffee than Starbucks. Seriously.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Between amicable and ornery
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Never heard of them. Went to their website and it looks interesting. Only 5 locations in the US though. In Decatur and in Washington state. Probably plan on expanding nationwide, I'd think.
Oh cool. Sounds like the next Starbucks!
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