Find a common theme: Starbucks closing 16 US stores for safety issues

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I wonder what these cities where Starbucks is closing stores all have in common?

From Yahoo:

“Starbucks is shuttering 16 existing locations.

The company announced Tuesday, per The Wall Street Journal, that cafes in Los Angeles; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C., would permanently close by the end of July following safety concerns.

“After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with safer conditions,” a spokesperson told Insider in a statement.

They continued, “We look forward to continuing to serve these local communities and encourage our customers to visit us at our other stores in these areas, which can be found on the Starbucks App or Starbucks Store Locator.”

Insider and Wall Street Journal report that Starbucks’ decision follows incidents regarding drug use by customers and other members of the public in certain locations.

public letter from Starbucks senior vice presidents of U.S. operations Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelson shared the company’s desire to make its locations safe for its guests and employees.

“We read every incident report you file – it’s a lot,” the letter said, in part. “We want you to know that creating a safe, welcoming, and kind third place is our top priority.”

The letter said that the programs and benefits “to ensure you feel more supported and empowered” include “robust safety trainings for all partners” and the ability to modify operations, including “closing a restroom, or even closing a store permanently, where safety in the third place is no longer possible.” It also said that benefits to “support your mental health” and “help create emotional and financial safety” are available, among other support programs.”

Read the whole story here.

Such a shame. Our cities should not be closing stores due to local safety issues while trying to create a “planet positive impact” experience.

If kindness was all around us, why the need to close these stores? Respect and the desire for us all to thrive should be a priority.

Keep the faith that we can all Build Back Better Together at some point in the future.


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Brian Heinz
Brian Heinz
4 months ago

Funny but seems that all the areas that they are closing is demorat controlled. Guess its like all the other places they control free gun zone for the crooks and open season on the customers.

4 months ago
Reply to  Brian Heinz

No sarcasm, but
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Last edited 4 months ago by Anonymous
4 months ago

I think they’re doing it for the economy, I mean how many JILLION dollars does it take to buy one of their crappy little mocha lattes?
Hi Dr E! I logged in on another computer and wanted to see how y’all were doing, so so sorry to hear FOTM is incognito for now! I pray you and everyone else are doing well, when I someday get my pc formatted again I’ll have to swing by here again. So happy you still have the caption contests going, yee haw!!
Also wanted to see what really happened in that skool sh00ting in Tx, not the lies we’ve been spoon fed for so long.
Many blessings to you all,
Chemtrails ; )

4 months ago
Reply to  Chemtrails

Thank you for visiting. I’ve missed you!

4 months ago

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