Don Posted July 13, 2022 Report Share Posted July 13, 2022 Starbucks Closing 16 Stores in High Crime Cities Los Angeles Times: Starbucks to close six Los Angeles stores, citing safety problems Starbucks plans to close six stores in Los Angeles and 10 other locations in other major cities because of what it says are safety issues including drug use and threatening behavior. The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal reported that, in addition to the Los Angeles store closures, six stores in the company’s hometown of Seattle are slated to close along with two stores in Portland, Ore., and one each in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. “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,” Starbucks said in a statement to the Times. latimes.com/california/story/starbucks-to-close-six-los-angeles-stores-10-others-around-country-due-to-safety-issues WSJ: Starbucks Closing Some Stores, Citing Safety Concerns in Certain Cafes Coffee chain said it is permanently closing 16 cafes after workers reported drug use by members of the public and crime concerns wsj.com/articles/starbucks-closing-some-stores-citing-safety-concerns Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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