Mapping Starbucks closings
July 10, 2008 § 1 Comment
The Seattle Times has a Google Map dedicated to tracking rumored Starbucks closings around the country. In case you’ve been quarantined lately, Starbucks announced that it’s closing 600 stores in the US, but not naming which.
I feel bad for the employees, of course, and hope they’ll find a way to relocate the majority of them. But did the coffee empire really think it was wise to expand so much? Indie coffee purveyor vitriol aside, it’s obvious that the whole Starbucks thing had gotten a little ridiculous. From my desk right now, I can get to exactly SIX Starbucks locations within 1 mile, not including the fakey ones on campus.