3 Tampa Starbucks Among Those To Be Closed

There are 7 comments on the Jul 18, 2008, Tampa Bay Online story titled 3 Tampa Starbucks Among Those To Be Closed. In it, Tampa Bay Online reports that:

Three Tampa locations are on the list of about 600 company-operated sites to be closed, the company revealed Thursday.

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H Akston

Tampa, FL

#54 Aug 23, 2008
StevenFL wrote:
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No, I do not consider it stealing in the least. People file bankruptcy everyday. It is not a positive thing and I will not be jumping for joy when I go to court and have to file. Creditors will get their money, just not the money they thought they would get. I would retain one credit card and keep my new car.
Presently, right now, we are doing fine, but I am not leaving South Tampa and turning my life upside down to save $100 a month. I live where I am at for a reason and that is it. I am not going to live in "da hood".
I have not even discussed my ideas of bankruptcy with my partner. It only concerns me and I would have almost $ 1000.00 more a month to offset the expenses of cost of living, rent increases, and meager to no raises in pay.
This is the nature of the economy and what is happening. So, yes, I have not filed yet and probably won't because I value my 700+ credit score too much, but the thought will continue to cross my mind as it is the "easy way out" for me. It would clear so much debt and would allow me to "start over" with my finances, but that comes at an extreme cost to me for the next 10 years and it will not be a fun time for me.
"...not the money they thought they would get..." Means NOT THE MONEY YOU PROMISED TO PAY BACK WHEN YOU BORROWED IT!

Sorry Steven, It is theft.

People went nuts when the administration tightened the bankruptcy laws. YOU ARE THE REASON!

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#56 Aug 24, 2008
H Akston wrote:
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"...not the money they thought they would get..." Means NOT THE MONEY YOU PROMISED TO PAY BACK WHEN YOU BORROWED IT!
Sorry Steven, It is theft.
People went nuts when the administration tightened the bankruptcy laws. YOU ARE THE REASON!
Your accusatory tone has been both noted and taken into consideration, however that has not changed my indecisiveness about my possible decision of bankruptcy. Sorry if that hurts your feelings, but I have a stronger feeling that it is going to hurt me more.

Thanks once again for the discussion.
H Akston

Ruskin, FL

#57 Aug 24, 2008
StevenFL wrote:
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Your accusatory tone has been both noted and taken into consideration, however that has not changed my indecisiveness about my possible decision of bankruptcy. Sorry if that hurts your feelings, but I have a stronger feeling that it is going to hurt me more.
Thanks once again for the discussion.
It doesn't hurt my feelings in the least? My opinion of you, yes.
I didn't accuse you of anything. You freely admitted to considering fraud as an option.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#58 Aug 24, 2008
H Akston wrote:
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It doesn't hurt my feelings in the least? My opinion of you, yes.
I didn't accuse you of anything. You freely admitted to considering fraud as an option.
Bankruptcy is not classified as fraud. When one decides they are going to do this, it is NOT going to make their life any better for anything. For one, I will not be able to buy a house, I would have to stay put in my present apartment because if I go elsewhere, they will see the bankruptcy and wonder if I can even pay the rent, I would have to get subprime financing for any car I buy (a $15k car will be like pay for a $28k car), I would not be able to carry any credit cards, and this would follow me everywhere I go for the next 10 years, after the filing. If you think I am going to be thrilled and ready to jump on Sheikra at Busch Gardens and celebrate, then you are sorely misinformed.

Again, I am weighing my options. It does not mean I will file a bankruptcy. You are acting all out of sorts on this. It is just something that I have thought about.

Just like everyone, I have felt the pinch in the last year, hard economic times will do that and I am sure these sort of filings are up. I took a $10,000 a year pay cut from a previous job I had to the one I am working now, due to my position being eliminated. Yes, I guess I could find a job paying me at the level as I was getting paid before, but the crux of the entire thing is that jobs of that caliber presently don't exist for me and being that I have been with my present employer since April 2007, I really do not want to leave and "start over" again. The idea of doing this does not appeal to me in the least.
H Akston

Ruskin, FL

#59 Aug 24, 2008
No bankruptcy is not fraud. Purposely increasing your debt with the knowledge you are going to file IS please be aware of that and be careful stating it in a public forum.
Please Steven, it isn't an option if there is anyway out of it. We all have to cut back or do things we don't like sometimes.
I suggested you leave south Tampa and you replied you didn't want to move to 'the hood'? noooo there are some very nice places to live in Tampa that don't cost as much as South Tampa?
Consider your real options. I know you are just tossing ideas areound but this really shouldn't be one of them.
Java Man

Venice, FL

#60 Sep 18, 2008
Nooooooo!

Just kidding, Never been in a starbucks. I been making my own latte's and sorts for 20 years at home...

“Cerebral1963”

Since: Sep 08

Alexandria, Virginia

#61 Sep 18, 2008
I love my Starbucks. I moved here from D.C.and already could not find a damn Starbucks close by. I finally found one pretty close and it will close. In DC they have Starbucks on every corner. I wish they would reconsider. ILOVESB!!!!

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