Starbucks releases list of store closures

Starbucks Coffee Company has released a list of approximately 600 stores it plans to close across the United States. Full Story
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Conventional Carlos

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jul 22, 2008
I think the one you said was El Monte is really in SOUTH El Monte.
Covina Man

AOL

#2 Jul 22, 2008
Starbucks are fine but now maybe alot of the no-name coffee houses can make a comeback.

Starbuck`s bathrooms in the "hood" have no graffiti. This is because cholos dont like espresso.
lucas

Calabasas, CA

#3 Jul 22, 2008
it's about time the starbucks chain has collapsed. there's way too many starbucks around. until now they were even starbucks in the ghettos of america. it's just a fancy hangout spot for college students and sell crappy coffee. i would want a store that would sell healthy food instead of coffee all day.

Since: Jul 08

La Mirada, CA

#4 Jul 22, 2008
Covina Man wrote:
Starbucks are fine but now maybe alot of the no-name coffee houses can make a comeback.
Starbuck`s bathrooms in the "hood" have no graffiti. This is because cholos dont like espresso.
that's interesting, seems that bathrooms always have tagging on them. I've even seen that shit on the toilet seats, my thought was "everyone can now shit on the gangs tag".
Deaf Thomas

United States

#5 Jul 22, 2008
Hello. I love Starbuck's Coffee but I wonder why they are closing? Anyone knows why?

Since: Jul 08

La Mirada, CA

#6 Jul 22, 2008
it's pretty damned expensive to close all those locations, they should ride it out. Breaking 600 leases alone will cost millions, the big boys like SB lease for the long term. Then there's the added expense of deinstalling all the equipment, furniture, fixtures and things like phone lines, T1 circuits with service contracts... maybe those locations were loosing way too much money to make it work.

Those people who work in the finance department must have seen no other choice.

this is a good opportunity for mom and pop coffee shops to try and get some of the nicer spots and hopefully succeed.
Michael

Monterey Park, CA

#7 Jul 23, 2008
I know this will probably seem un-American, but I prefer the Asian mom and pop donut shops for my coffee. I frequent ones in Norwalk, La Mirada and East Los Angeles (near home and work) and their coffee always seems to be fresh and their greetings aren't painted on corporate, they're sincere. Don't get me wrong, once in a while I like something other than regular coffee, but lately I would prefer a (mom and pop's shop) good cup of coffee, larger than a large buck's size, less than the cost of a small buck's size and take the money I would've spent on a buck's drink and buy a gallon of gas instead...sign of the times, huh?
joey p

Pasadena, CA

#8 Jul 23, 2008
Starbucks customers are hurting and same store sales were falling at the locations being closed. There coffee costs so much, you need a second mortgage to afford it.
coffee drinker

Downey, CA

#9 Jul 23, 2008
7-11 coffee is great and the one by my work, the guys are really friendly

Since: Jul 08

La Mirada, CA

#10 Jul 23, 2008
Michael wrote:
I know this will probably seem un-American, but I prefer the Asian mom and pop donut shops for my coffee. I frequent ones in Norwalk, La Mirada and East Los Angeles (near home and work) and their coffee always seems to be fresh and their greetings aren't painted on corporate, they're sincere. Don't get me wrong, once in a while I like something other than regular coffee, but lately I would prefer a (mom and pop's shop) good cup of coffee, larger than a large buck's size, less than the cost of a small buck's size and take the money I would've spent on a buck's drink and buy a gallon of gas instead...sign of the times, huh?
Small business is what has made the United States such a great place. I'd say it's more amreican to support local business than ANY ultra mega corporation.
JCB737

Duarte, CA

#11 Jul 23, 2008
Mom and Pop's coffee shops will not do as well.
They will flop. Consumers will continue going to Starbuck's or the Coffee Bean.
PAZ a de NAH

North Hollywood, CA

#12 Jul 23, 2008
Covina Man wrote:
Starbucks are fine but now maybe alot of the no-name coffee houses can make a comeback.
Starbuck`s bathrooms in the "hood" have no graffiti. This is because cholos dont like espresso.
Here we go again....more racist comments from Covina....zzzzzzzzzzz

Since: Jul 08

La Mirada, CA

#13 Jul 23, 2008
PAZ a de NAH wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go again....more racist comments from Covina....zzzzzzzzzzz
Nothing racist about dislikng dirty scumbag thugs, they can be mexican, white, black, asian, persian - Stupidity is equal opportunity.
Tom Joyce

Pleasanton, CA

#14 Jul 23, 2008
This is a sure sign of a recession. I have never become that enamored with the place but I offer my condolences to those that have become enamored with it.
JCB737

Duarte, CA

#15 Jul 23, 2008
PAZ a de NAH wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go again....more racist comments from Covina....zzzzzzzzzzz
It's not racist at all. Quit the racist platitudes dude. Everyone knows that mexican baldies tag everything they can either squeeze into or fit into.

Bro, I've see more Starbuck's bathrooms tagged by these vermin than you have. Starbuck's will just pack up their business and go to more civilized neighborhoods - that's all.

I mean Come on, Did you ever wonder how much money a business owner need's to spend cleaning up this crap - walls, counter top's, cabinets, mirrors, toilet seat's.

LOL...
Deaf Thomas

South El Monte, CA

#16 Jul 23, 2008
joey p wrote:
Starbucks customers are hurting and same store sales were falling at the locations being closed. There coffee costs so much, you need a second mortgage to afford it.
Hello, yes, I am upset about that too. I love Starbuck's. I have been a Starbuck's customer for about 10 years.
latina of whittier

Monterey Park, CA

#17 Jul 23, 2008
Why close the one in norwalk it is so nice to go get star bucks then go grab a movie next door, well I hope they turn it into a coffee beam.
francisco jimenez

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Jul 23, 2008
El Monte location of starbuck store cited in closing article is wrong. Store is actully in South El Monte.
Just Passing Thru

United States

#19 Jul 23, 2008
I have never been in a tagged Starbucks bathroom. And if they ever get tagged, they probably clean it up right away. I'd rather make a deposit in a Starbucks restroom any day than have to use one in Walmart or Target and that my friends is the honest truth! All those damn employees in those stores and they can't keep clean restrooms! GROSS!!!!

“ No Moe Mr Nice Guy”

Since: Jul 08

Bellflower, CA

#20 Jul 23, 2008
You want a better cup of coffee without all the upward mobile yuppie sizes, and yaba daba doo flavors. Then get your behinds on over to your local Ralph's market. Each Ralph's has a java shop tucked inside called The Coffee Bean & Tea
Leaf Company. Its better and cheaper than Starbucks. I recommend a "White Chocolat Dream
Latte with an extra shot of espresso". Keeps you buzzed the whole day long. Note: not recommended after 2;00 pm.

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