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Starbucks drops the axe — is your store next?

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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

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