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Old 07-17-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Default San pedro-Bitters Starbucks closing

Yep, The Starbucks that is at San Pedro and Bitters is on the official confirmed closing list. So far the only one in SA to be listed.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Yep, The Starbucks that is at San Pedro and Bitters is on the official confirmed closing list. So far the only one in SA to be listed.
Smuboy....not surprised by that one. Parking is terrible, and that whole intersection is one to be avoided at all costs. I spent a lot of time in that area, and it was much easier to go all the way up to Henderson Pass and go to the Starbucks up there than the hassle of that Bitters/281 traffic.

I'm wondering about the one in the Quarry closing since there will be one located in the new development across Basse. Or is it just relocating across the street and not really closing? I like the location in the Quarry....once you get in the Quarry parking area, there is really no hassle.....always friendly staff and good service. I also like the Oak Park location, but the parking is not ample enough. GREAT staff there....always friendly.

The Starbucks on Medical leaves a bit to be desired with their customer service. Nice people, but not always on the ball. I liked the drive through service, but something was always messed up. If I hadn't been recuperating I would have walked in and fixed my java the way I like it. I'm a regular coffee person.....nothing fluffy or sugary....just plan old coffee...

Let us know if you hear any more scoop!
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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My new favorite starbucks is actually the one on Walzem. They have a drive-thru and a great patio, so glad they aren't closing. Oak Park comes in second, because I always see someone I know when I am in there, but the parking is awful! The one in the Quarry is great for late night, I think they are still 24 hours! I still haven't found a 24 hour starbucks here in Dallas.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: san antonio (barf)
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Doh!!! Starbucks is competing with.....Starbucks now.. At least that is what I heard on NPR. Remember kids buy Freetrade coffee!
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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I used to see small crowds there, and there is another one around the corner.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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Good. I hope they all close...

Starbucks is the very worst of the cooperate-chain mentality, offering a sub-par, overpriced product and bastardizing it until it's lost any sense of service or self. What was once a 'lifestyle' brand has now become something so un-hip and blandly interesting that it's almost laughable.

When we're paying more for the coffee drinks in our hands than a gallon of gas, you know it's time to put things back into perspective. I can only wish Starbucks the same fate as that god-awful Krispy Kreme.



Bitterly yours





BN
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: in my mind
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Good. I hope they all close...

Starbucks is the very worst of the cooperate-chain mentality, offering a sub-par, overpriced product and bastardizing it until it's lost any sense of service or self. What was once a 'lifestyle' brand has now become something so un-hip and blandly interesting that it's almost laughable.

When we're paying more for the coffee drinks in our hands than a gallon of gas, you know it's time to put things back into perspective. I can only wish Starbucks the same fate as that god-awful Krispy Kreme.



Bitterly yours





BN
I do kinda agree....

...but that's for "plain coffee", even Starbucks version of plain (i.e. drip, nothing fancy, no espresso drink). When you've got an espresso addiction (and boy, do I ever) it's nice to know you can find a consistent product on any given corner at the drop of a hat because that day you had to get up super early, had a crazy morning, and realized you were out of espresso... knowing I can hit the Starbucks drive through once I get out of the house is nice and comforting.

However, I'll hit the independent coffee house over Starbucks when at all possible. My own kitchen is supreme to all though.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:12 AM
 
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I think Starbucks "jumped the shark" when they replaced their espresso machines with the automatic things they have now... I couldn't hold back a laugh when I was there recently and the teenage employee referred to her co-worker as a "barista". Watch them, there is no skill involved anymore in their jobs!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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one more down, 7000+ to go

good riddance
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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Finally, someone has spoken the truth. Thanks Ben
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