YAY!!! Starbucks Closing 600 Stores

OK. Let me say first that I am sad about the 12,000 people may lose their jobs. From what I have heard, they weren’t a bad company to work for, and the benefits weren’t half bad.

Whew!

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, HOORAY!!!! I am so glad that Starbucks is closing 600 stores. And they can start with the 599 located in NYC as far as I’m concerned(It seems as though California and Florida will be the lucky states). There are several corners in Manhattan where you can stand, and with a slight turn of the head, see a Starbucks in every direction you turn. That’s not a joke.

They’ve taken over the planet, and they’re coffee is not even that great–and who the hell needs it at $4 a cup. So I feel no pity for them, and I blame them, Barnes and Noble and every fucking bank branch on every street corner–except in Black and Latino neighborhoods where we can only hope for a check cashing place–for driving small merchants out of business.

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9 thoughts on “YAY!!! Starbucks Closing 600 Stores

  1. A few years ago, a Star_ucks opened on Broadway between 138th and 139th in a little commercial strip that also contained a Mickey D’s, an HSBC branch and a doctor’s office upstairs. Two blocks east on Amsterdam and 140th, a locally owned coffee shop opened around the same time. Both offered a variety of coffees, pastries, seating and a comfortable ambience. I’m happy to say, the Star_ucks closed within a year, while the local place is still there.

  2. Your right 4 or 5 dollars for a cup of coffee is no better that be mugged!
    I don’t know what that crap is they push at you but it sure the h3!! is not coffee.
    Good riddance!

  3. Lay off the black neighborhoods. And there is more than a check cashing place, thank-you very much, there’s also sure to be a liquor store and chicken joint too.

    But I agree, I couldn’t be happier. I’d personally given up on Starsbucks not just because of their expensive-ass coffee … but their sometimes snootty staffers.

    I always wanted to say, “Calm down, Puffy, you work in a coffee shop!!”

  4. i work for starbucks and yes it is sad to say alot of people will be relocated to other stores not everyone is losing their jobs they can relocate or take a severance package most will relocate
    i work at a store that opened july2 and we are doing ok but we have to deal with people asking if we are closing no we just opened our doors and it is nt fair for anyone to judge a company if u dont work for them i love my job and like the people i work with they are the best baristas around so please lay off with the snide comments and grow up a little bit only in new york is coffee 4 a cup here u get a venti brewed coffee for 2.07 ok

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