Starbucks closing 600 U.S. stores

There are 20 comments on the www.cbc.ca story from Jul 2, 2008, titled Starbucks closing 600 U.S. stores. In it, www.cbc.ca reports that:

For a decade it appeared there was no such thing as too many Starbucks for U.S. coffee drinkers, whose willingness to buy its $4 lattes and dark drip brews rationalized a second green-and-white mermaid awning ...

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st joes staff

Cedar Crest, NM

#1 Jul 2, 2008
they should close the one in tampa. they don't know how starbucks is done
noah

Quezon, Philippines

#2 Jul 2, 2008
aw thats bad thing too hear...
cause i really love to drink at starbucks...
good news

Commack, NY

#3 Jul 2, 2008
that's 600 less places to get ripped off

Since: Jun 08

was somewhere a long time ago

#4 Jul 2, 2008
st joes staff wrote:
they should close the one in tampa. they don't know how starbucks is done
which one? they have a shitload of them in tampa
pual

London, UK

#5 Jul 2, 2008
What good news!!! At least the coffee farmers can hopefully get a better deal somewhere else cause Starbucks exploits the coffee farmers in the developing world,
diane77

Houston, TX

#6 Jul 2, 2008
There's a Starbucks that I like to go to.This is interesting.
Service Member

United States

#7 Jul 2, 2008
Good, Since they will not support our service members down range I hope they go out of buisiness for good.
john meoff

Coplay, PA

#8 Jul 2, 2008
In Boston, there are way too many. But their vanilla lattes are the greatest. Even visited one in Paris, France, same great latte.

“we don't have a permit. run! ”

Since: Aug 07

Walpole MA

#9 Jul 2, 2008
how about closing some dunkin donuts instead? there's practically one on every corner and even some right next door to each other.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Jul 2, 2008
Makes sense. They have FIVE of them here within 5 miles of each other. Overplayed hand in a dead economy. I can drive for 20 miles on what one drink costs these days. Where are you going to put YOUR $4?

“American Sheepdog”

Since: Nov 07

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#11 Jul 2, 2008
Gee - now all the self indulgent weeners with their cell phones and laptops, who think that the local Starbucks is their own private office, will have no place to go......

Since: Jun 08

Bethpage, NY

#13 Jul 2, 2008
Service Member wrote:
Good, Since they will not support our service members down range I hope they go out of buisiness for good.
This was long ago proven to be false.

Since: Jun 08

Bethpage, NY

#14 Jul 2, 2008
Ed Wood wrote:
how about closing some dunkin donuts instead? there's practically one on every corner and even some right next door to each other.
Why is that? I visited Boston a few years ago and we were amazed at all of the DD's there.

Since: Mar 08

Mechanicsburg, PA

#15 Jul 2, 2008
Sheetz stores are kicking their butts in this area. At Sheetz, you order your item on a touch screen, the sizes are words people actually use like "small" and "large" and the employees are friendly and not weird like at Starbucks.

And things are actually affordable.

“6 of one, 0110 of the other.”

Since: Feb 08

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#16 Jul 2, 2008
pual wrote:
What good news!!! At least the coffee farmers can hopefully get a better deal somewhere else cause Starbucks exploits the coffee farmers in the developing world,
Nah, McDonald's will pick up the slack. Now they can sell their coffee for .88/cup, down from .8.

“6 of one, 0110 of the other.”

Since: Feb 08

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#17 Jul 2, 2008
.89, grrr. Stupid coffee twitch.
Carla

Springfield, MA

#18 Jul 2, 2008
Ed Wood wrote:
how about closing some dunkin donuts instead? there's practically one on every corner and even some right next door to each other.
Obviously DD is doing something right! That is why they are not closing 600 stores. DD's coffee is better anyway!
I TOLD YOU SO

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jul 2, 2008
Starbucks coffee tastes burnt. People are getting smart and not spending 3 to 5 dollars an a cup of inferior burnt coffee. Starbucks is no loss. McDonalds obviously got the inside scoop on this with their high dollars coffee line. That is also doomed because the huge number of poor people who stop at a McDonalds want cheap meals and cheap coffee.

“Take a deep breath...”

Since: May 08

Orlando, FL

#20 Jul 2, 2008
Has anyone seen a list of specific stores?

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#21 Jul 2, 2008
I TOLD YOU SO wrote:
Starbucks coffee tastes burnt. People are getting smart and not spending 3 to 5 dollars an a cup of inferior burnt coffee. Starbucks is no loss. McDonalds obviously got the inside scoop on this with their high dollars coffee line. That is also doomed because the huge number of poor people who stop at a McDonalds want cheap meals and cheap coffee.
Huh, I thought it was only my taste buds that thought so. A lot of times their coffee just has an awful burnt taste. I guess people just go out of habit. Nice business plan if you can make it work.

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