Friday, July 18, 2008

More Starbucks Closing Than Originally Thought

According to NYC Website "A Pile of Dog Bones" a more complete list of Starbucks closing is floating around. Read the story, here: http://www.apileofdogbones.com/index.php/site/starbux_us_store_closures_announced/#When:04:01:00Z

None of the Forest Hills locations got pinched, but Atlas Park and the Stop & Shop Glendale shopping center are biting the dust, according to the list.

Here's the list in PDF form: http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/USStoreClosureInfo.pdf

If true, Atlas Park can survive no big deal. There's yuppie coffee and seating in Borders and Amish Market. The Stop/Shop center takes a big hit. That big green Starbucks sign with the outdoor seating gave that place a validity that neighbors Dress Barn and Petland Discouts simply don't.

And to all the inexplicable Atlas Park haters, be careful what you wish for. There's only so many Starbucks and Borders to go around before it becomes Value Depot and Family Dollar.

1:05pm update: NY Times is reporting it too. Guess it's true.