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Michael Rielly

Starbucks closing 600 stores in the US

Yahoo.com

Tuesday July 1, 2008

Associated Press

EXCERPT:

Starbucks closing 600 under performing stores in the United States

SEATTLE (AP) -- Starbucks Corp. has announced it's closing 600 under performing stores in the United States.

The Seattle-based premium coffee company also announced Tuesday it expects to open fewer than 200 new company-operated stores in the United States in fiscal 2009.

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Michael Rielly

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

:frantic:

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Sunlite

Considering how many stores are so close together, and the state of the economy, I'm surprised it took them this long to do it. :(

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Kona

OK my question is do people really pay $5 for a cup of coffee? if you can't tell I don't drink the stuff.

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Michael Rielly
OK my question is do people really pay $5 for a cup of coffee? if you can't tell I don't drink the stuff.

Exactly.

$5 for an large espresso drink maybe, but a large coffee is only $2.80.

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Carlo Klemm

There are a few Starbucks here too. Wonder about their fate.

But we still have Tim Horton's!!!

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Santa Craig Wilson

HAS ABSOLUTELY NO AFFECT ON THIS MORMON SANTA ! :santa_grin:

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Santa JerryO

I only went to one once while on a business trip and had to get to the airport quickly and there was no other place to grab a coffee. I don't drink it very often but I will take a cup from McDonald's any day and it is fairly good for the non expert!

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dvdguy

Ive got a senseo with pods I get off the internet. makes a darn good cup of coffee

never was a big fan of starbucks & this doesnt surprise me in the least

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alison

Its not very good coffee to start with. I miss Tim Horton's back home and plan on making that my first stop when we emigrate back next year!

Having said that, I'm always sorry to see people losing much needed jobs.

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Kriss Kringle

Oh my! I better use up the Starbucks gift cards some of my clients gave me last Christmas!

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SantaJim

Ahhh coffee! The elixir of life.

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Elf Gary

This should come as no suprise to anyone, the novelty has wore off on the Coffee Shop chain store idea.

I NEVER understood paying $4.00 for a cup of java that as Merry Sage rightly said does not taste too good.

Amen Santa Jim, the Elixir of life indeed. :coffeenpc:

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Michael Rielly
This should come as no suprise to anyone, the novelty has wore off on the Coffee Shop chain store idea.

I NEVER understood paying $4.00 for a cup of java that as Merry Sage rightly said does not taste too good.

Amen Santa Jim, the Elixir of life indeed. :coffeenpc:

I think it is a matter of what you are used to. Personally, I like the darker roasts (darker does not mean bitter) using Arabica beans. I am a purist and an traditionalist. I like my coffee to taste like coffee. I drink it black - no cream, no milk, no syrups or "flavoring". As Abraham Lincoln once said: "If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."

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OhSanta

Well, it may not be the most popular opinion here, but I like it. Strong and black as Santa Rielly said. The Starbucks here is always busy. It would definitely br missed!

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Elf Gary

As always we can agree to dis agree, i have drank coffee sinse i was about 11 or 12 and i had to drink that nasty thick coffee they had to drink on cattle drives - "The King Of The North Pole"'s joe was probably far better than that stuff - socks and all.

It was not strong - it was cripplingly strong and even then for all its intensity it did not have that odd (what i percieve) after taste some Starbucks brand coffee has.

Love it if you do my friends, i would just assume not pay $4.00 for a cup when in a diner i can plunk down .60 cents and drink as much as i like, oh and the other customers are so much better to spend the day talking with.

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Santa Mike

Tim Horton's rocks!!!!!! Starbucks is to strong and expensive for this man.

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