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Starbucks drops the axe — is your store next?

July 18, 2008

starbucksstore2.jpgCalifornia, Florida and Texas — the states with the biggest populations and the most Starbucks outlets — are losing the most stores as the coffee chain slashes more than 600 stores in a bid to boost slumping U.S. results.

While big states are losing the most, few markets — even Starbucks’ hometown of Seattle — are immune.

The axe is coming down everywhere, from Manhattan’s cityscape and California’s beaches to the downtrodden Motor City and burghs in the U.S. heartland, according to a store closure list released by Starbucks.

Here’s a state-by-state list of closures:

Alabama 12
Arkansas 8
Arizona 1
California 88
Colorado 9
Connecticut 5
Washington, D.C. 1
Delaware 1
Florida 59
Georgia 13
Hawaii 5
Iowa 7
Idaho 2
Illinois 25
Indiana 23
Kansas 3
Kentucky 6
Louisiana 13
Massachusetts 7
Maryland 12
Maine 2
Michigan 18
Minnesota 27
Missouri 17
Mississippi 7
North Carolina 10
North Dakota 4
Nebraska 7
New Hampshire 1
New Jersey 5
New Mexico 4
Nevada 18
New York 39
Ohio 9
Oklahoma 15
Oregon 6
Pennsylvania 21
South Carolina 1
Tennessee 13
Texas 57
Utah 4
Virginia 5
Washington 19
Wisconsin 6
West Virginia 1

Are you losing your favorite Starbucks? And if so, where will you go to get your fix? 

(Photo: Reuters)


Thank God I am not on the list! But how long will it take to hit me?


Oh what will the well-to-do have to blow their money on now? What? No more $5 cups of coffee????? How tragic!

The faltering economy has forced many of us to review our spending habits, and no matter how hard we try, we can’t justify handing over pictures of Abe Lincoln in exchange for a small cup of Joe.

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