Local Starbucks could be on the chopp...

Local Starbucks could be on the chopping block

There are 47 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Jul 5, 2008, titled Local Starbucks could be on the chopping block. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Six hundred Starbucks stores will soon close nationwide and 70% of these stores will be under two years old, like this such store located at 1900 Lincoln Road West in Vallejo.

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tattooedflesh

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jul 5, 2008
I hope they close all of them down , becaues they try to move in where another coffee shop has been for years and try to shut them down and plus they sh** cost to dam much..
So yes i say close them all out so the smaller coffee shops can get they customers back....

Since: Feb 08

Benicia

#2 Jul 5, 2008
People will go where it is convenient and where they feel welcome. Human nature. Personally I like Raggs for the warm fuzzies I get there, everybody seems to know each other. If I'm out of town I might hit a starbucks on ocassion.
CasualObserver

Berkeley, CA

#3 Jul 5, 2008
Where is Raggs?
NedKelley

San Jose, CA

#4 Jul 5, 2008
I wonder if any democrats asked the opinion of Saint OBama as to how Starbucks could use his "Yes We Can" marxist bullshit to stop these closures?
bjj

Vallejo, CA

#5 Jul 5, 2008
how about the one at the top of first street in Benicia------you do not need 2 on the same street.

Since: Mar 08

San Anselmo, CA

#6 Jul 5, 2008
NedKelley wrote:
I wonder if any democrats asked the opinion of Saint OBama as to how Starbucks could use his "Yes We Can" marxist bullshit to stop these closures?
For anyone interested in listening to this inspiring musical collaboration on the theme "Yes We Can" you can use the link below. It has been viewed 8,490,107 times, including my last viewing. Great stuff!



Amazingly Ned sees this message as Marxist. I guess you don't much care about this country if you denigrate this voice of hope for our troubled nation. Perhaps you're on of the few still enamored with George Bush and look forward to four more years of the same c r a p brought to you by another old man from the last generation. It is time for new leadership in America.

With regard to coffee, I'm fond of the original rather than the imitation. There are a couple of Peet's coffee shops in Marin that make mighty fine coffee. Starbuck's founders learned how to roast coffee at Peet's home in Berkeley then took the business nationally. Peet's has added a few stores but they haven't attempted to conquer the planet. I'm content.
Who cares

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jul 5, 2008
There are so many more Starbucks for those who like paying $5 for a coffee drink. Pay as much for cofee as a gallon of gas? Crazy times I say!
Coffee Mann

Menlo Park, CA

#8 Jul 5, 2008
Who cares wrote:
There are so many more Starbucks for those who like paying $5 for a coffee drink. Pay as much for cofee as a gallon of gas? Crazy times I say!
In addition, you have to join their gd club to access the WiFi, where the independent's have free WiFi or at least free with a coffee purchase.
Keelhauler

Whittier, CA

#9 Jul 5, 2008
This Starbucks serves the students and staff of the California Maritime Academy. Taking this local coffee shop away from us will be like taking one of the three basic essentials away from a ship, diesel, people and coffee.

Since: Jun 08

Oakland, CA

#10 Jul 5, 2008
Vallejo Visitor wrote:
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For anyone interested in listening to this inspiring musical collaboration on the theme "Yes We Can" you can use the link below. It has been viewed 8,490,107 times, including my last viewing. Great stuff!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jjXyqcx-mYYXX
Amazingly Ned sees this message as Marxist. I guess you don't much care about this country if you denigrate this voice of hope for our troubled nation. Perhaps you're on of the few still enamored with George Bush and look forward to four more years of the same c r a p brought to you by another old man from the last generation. It is time for new leadership in America.
With regard to coffee, I'm fond of the original rather than the imitation. There are a couple of Peet's coffee shops in Marin that make mighty fine coffee. Starbuck's founders learned how to roast coffee at Peet's home in Berkeley then took the business nationally. Peet's has added a few stores but they haven't attempted to conquer the planet. I'm content.
Ah, the worm who knows everything about anything.

Get a life loser.

Since: Mar 08

San Anselmo, CA

#11 Jul 5, 2008
Sam Kursham wrote:
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Ah, the worm who knows everything about anything.
Get a life loser.
Actually, I have quite a wonderful life, thank you very much. I took a four and a half mile hike this afternoon around Bon Tempe Reservoir north of Mount Tam. There was a blind woman with her seeing eye dog and a friend I met on the trail. As we passed I could hear her say "you have to be prepared, cause life can surprise you sometimes." She didn't seem too limited by her blindness from enjoying the meandering trail that rises and drops with all kinds of obstructions along the way, from ordinary steps to raised tree roots running across a trail. One has to admire such courage in the face of adversity.

Frankly, you're the one who seems to have a rather stunted life since the best you're able to do is follow me around this board, copy my posts and then make a disparaging comment about me. You don't contribute anything else to the board but since you comment virtually every time I say something you sure spend a good amount of time looking for me. Perhaps you have a crush on me...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. It was a beautiful day for a hike.
Coffee

United States

#12 Jul 5, 2008
Why don't they close some in downtown SF....There is a starbucks every half block in the financial district.....it is ridiculous!!!!
simpleton

Dublin, CA

#13 Jul 5, 2008
Bad Coffee, bad service, baristas? BS

Go back to Seattle and don't let your shirt hit you in the a55.

Talk about bankrupcy? Do not buy a card or join. This is another Lennar about to happen.

Mocha anyone, no just coffee, just a small coffee please not a GRANDE. What a bunch of BS.
DanDan

Pleasanton, CA

#14 Jul 5, 2008
Looks like the free market is taking care of itself - as it should.

Live and let live man

That used to be a common saying. Now some of those same people who used it are now saying,

Live my way, or go to h3ll!
PLP

Daly City, CA

#15 Jul 5, 2008
Sadly, this was the grand plan of Starbucks that is now playing out. Hook the customers and then close the extra stores. This is an economic decision, not guided by current finances, that was invisioned all along by the company, now that they have virtually ruined all the local businesses.

Since: Jun 08

Oakland, CA

#17 Jul 5, 2008
Vallejo Visitor wrote:
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Actually, I have quite a wonderful life, thank you very much. I took a four and a half mile hike this afternoon around Bon Tempe Reservoir north of Mount Tam. There was a blind woman with her seeing eye dog and a friend I met on the trail. As we passed I could hear her say "you have to be prepared, cause life can surprise you sometimes." She didn't seem too limited by her blindness from enjoying the meandering trail that rises and drops with all kinds of obstructions along the way, from ordinary steps to raised tree roots running across a trail. One has to admire such courage in the face of adversity.
Frankly, you're the one who seems to have a rather stunted life since the best you're able to do is follow me around this board, copy my posts and then make a disparaging comment about me. You don't contribute anything else to the board but since you comment virtually every time I say something you sure spend a good amount of time looking for me. Perhaps you have a crush on me...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. It was a beautiful day for a hike.
I address you because you are a retard. You do nothing but damage what is left of Vallejo. Everything you stand for does nothing to help Vallejo.

You disgust me.

“Ex Vaca Resident”

Since: May 08

San Pablo, CA

#19 Jul 5, 2008
CasualObserver wrote:
Where is Raggs?
I don't think there is such a thing as "Raggs" coffee shop. I conducted all kinds of net searches and came up with zilch.

To original poster: please let us in on the secret "Raggs" location. Thanks!
Heres Rrags

Benicia, CA

#20 Jul 5, 2008
Nervous wrote:
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I don't think there is such a thing as "Raggs" coffee shop. I conducted all kinds of net searches and came up with zilch.
To original poster: please let us in on the secret "Raggs" location. Thanks!
It's two r's in front and located on East 2nd in Benicia at the Military strip mall intersection. WiFi with purchase, no beggars in front.
Step Your Game UP

Vallejo, CA

#21 Jul 5, 2008
If we lose one or two Starbucks, there would still be two or three, so we will barely notice the loss. I would like to know, is there another coffee shop that offers green tea lattes?
CCC

United States

#22 Jul 5, 2008
There are way too many starbucks. As a resident of Benicia . We don't need 4 in such a small town. I like my frappachinno's as much as anyone and I don't want people to loose their jobs, but 4 is too many even 2 is too many in such a small town. As someone who has spent over 30 years living on and off in Benicia I so glad that is going to be a few less in my town. Let the masses travel to get their fix.Would you want 4 Mcdonald's or KFC"S in Benicia, probably not. And to respond that a few less starbucks not making you go then maybe you are spending a little too much time and money on coffee? Maybe I would go there more often if I could afford ... I can't, but still , enough is enough. Let starbucks go...... Please??????????

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