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Five Inland area Starbucks stores to close
Press Enterprise ^ | July 13, 2008 | DAVID OLSON

Posted on 07/13/2008 8:52:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch

Coffee giant Starbucks Corp. has released its first list of store closures since it announced a major downsizing July 1, and five of the eight California locations to be shuttered are in the Inland area.

(Excerpt) Read more at press-enterprise.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: coffee; marketing; starbucks

1 posted on 07/13/2008 8:52:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
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To: rockinqsranch

i get my coffee at mcdonald’s.


2 posted on 07/13/2008 8:54:26 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: ken21

I get my coffee at home. It’s better, and cheaper.


3 posted on 07/13/2008 8:56:37 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
5 dollar a gallon fuel doesn't play well too a five dollar cup of coffee these days ......Drill for Coffee Oil NOW !
4 posted on 07/13/2008 8:58:10 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: rockinqsranch
Finally some semblance of sanity may be creeping into the American mindset.

We bitch and moan about paying five dollars for a gallon gas while we sit in line and wait to pay five dollars for 16 ounces of coffee.

5 posted on 07/13/2008 8:58:36 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: Texas Eagle

“...while we sit in line and wait to pay five dollars for 16 ounces of coffee.”

I am a cheap sucker. Never been to a Starbucks, not going to one either. I heard about their prices for coffee. As much as I love coffee, grind my own “Rich Roast” beans, the whole bit, I won’t do a Starbucks.


6 posted on 07/13/2008 9:09:16 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Funny thing is, they’re all within a block of each other.


7 posted on 07/13/2008 9:11:47 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: rockinqsranch

No problem — Rosie’s Diner still serves joe.


8 posted on 07/13/2008 9:19:08 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: rockinqsranch

QT coffee is better and a lot cheaper.The employees dont look like a bunch of goths.


9 posted on 07/13/2008 9:25:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Funny thing is, they’re all within a block of each other.


10 posted on 07/13/2008 9:27:46 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: rockinqsranch; Texas Eagle
A normal coffee at Starbucks runs $2.02 (or $2.12 for a 20 oz). I don't see that as abhorrent at all. Actually, if you're going to buy coffee out, it's a pretty good deal.

Gas station coffee will generally run $1.39-$1.59 here. With the Starbucks coffee you get:

1) Better quality and far better taste
2) Better cups
3) More caffeine. 29% more than Dunkin' Donuts and 52% more than a 7-11.

http://www.click2houston.com/health/3005271/detail.html
,br> The people who are paying $5 for a cup of coffee are getting fru-fru drinks loaded with whipped cream, sugar, and calories. Less caffeine for their bucks, too.

And hey, I like my caffeine. ;) Prevents diabetes and Alzheimer's, afterall. Mmmmm.... (Yep, that's exactly why I drink it...)


11 posted on 07/13/2008 9:27:47 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Ramius

Whoops.


12 posted on 07/13/2008 9:28:19 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: rockinqsranch

What they serve and call coffee and what they charge for it they should close every one of them!!


13 posted on 07/13/2008 9:30:07 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Starbucks is more than coffee, it is a place to meet, comfortable. You don’t get nice for free. Like hey, meet me at McDonalds and we will talk over that deal.

Starbucks came up with a great concept. Wish them well. When we can no longer afford simple $5 luxuries, we are in trouble as a country. Maybe we already are.


14 posted on 07/13/2008 9:41:09 PM PDT by gogov
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To: gogov

We already are; and have been WAY pre-Starbucks.


15 posted on 07/13/2008 9:45:12 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Where will people go for their bitter, over priced, lousy coffee? Starbucks coffee is awful.


16 posted on 07/13/2008 9:50:22 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: rockinqsranch

There are 2 Starbucks each within a 5 minute drive from my office...what makes me avoid them is that they charge you for wireless (ok, so they DON’T charge you for it, but you have to pay someone else for it.)

I’d rather drive a little longer to the sole It’s A Grind close to me...better tasting coffee, and FREE wi-fi!


17 posted on 07/13/2008 9:53:23 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: rockinqsranch

Anyone have a more detailed list of the ones that are going to close?


18 posted on 07/13/2008 9:56:46 PM PDT by gogov
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To: gogov

http://www.starbucksgossip.com/


19 posted on 07/13/2008 10:10:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

600 Starbucks is equal to approximately 12 Starbucks per state. I’d bet that a couple hundred could close in CA alone and few people would notice. Here in the Phoenix area, I can be at a Starbucks anywhere in town in about ten minutes. Sbux just overbuilt and the increasing price of fuel has made a lot of people think twice about paying the same amount for a gallon of gas as a frappucino. Having said that, I had five frappucinos five days in a row a couple of weeks ago when my kids were in VBS, and I had to drive them to church early every morning. They’re icy cold, yummy, and I felt like treating myself.


20 posted on 07/13/2008 10:17:47 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (<----- Typical White Person)
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To: gogov
Starbucks is more than coffee, it is a place to meet, comfortable.

At first I thought Starbucks was a yuppies/Gen X'er type of place, but at the one about a mile from my house, it's not uncommon to see old geezers wearing overalls in there. I was pretty surprised to see that. My kids, ages 6 and 9, love Starbucks, and yes, it is a good place to meet for business or chatting with friends.
21 posted on 07/13/2008 10:20:36 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: gogov

Here, this is easier than sorting through that link I posted.

The stores to close are:
Alabama:
Mobile: Four stores: #10797 at 9 Du Rhu Drive; #11322 at 4401 Old Shell Road; #11429 at 6601 Airport Boulevard.; #11774 at 5611 Old Shell Road

Arkansas:
Van Buren: #10883 at 2008 Fayetteville Road
Lowell: #11864 at 105 S. Dixieland.

California:
San Diego: #9583 at 3506 National Ave.
Rancho Mirage: #10630 at 71743 Highway 111
Helmet: #10710 at 2801 W. Florida Ave.
Riverside: #10813 at 2692 Canyon Springs Parkway
Montclair: #10888 at 4467 E. Mission Boulevard
Victorville: #11029 at 14689 La Paz Drive
Hollister: #11896 at 1280 San Juan Road
Laguna Beach: #13745 at 636 N. Pacific Coast Highway

Iowa
Davenport: #13570 at 201 N. Harrison St.

Illinois
Country Club Hills: #13289 at 4019 W. 167th St.
Elmhurst: #13469 at 291 N. York St.

Indiana
Indianapolis: #11846 at 3021 W. 16th St.
Bluffton: #13201 at 2133 N. Main St.

Kentucky
Louisville: #10779 at 285 N. Hubbards Lane

Louisiana
Baton Rouge: Two stores: #11263 at 6556 Siegen Lane and #11264 at 14241 Coursey Boulevard.

Maryland
Bowie: #11799 at 3524 North Crain Highway

Minnesota
Albert Lea: #9564 at 2221 E. Main Frontage Road
Blaine: #10456 at 2331 108th Lane N.E.
Coon Rapids: Two stores: #10457 at 2740 Main St. N.W. and #10871 at 13131 Riverdale Drive
Red Wing: #10642 at 144 Tyler Road N.
Rochester: #11186 at 2665 Commerce Drive N.W.
Brooklyn Center: #11635 at 615 66th Ave. N.

Missouri
Jennings: #10834 at 8017 W. Florissant Ave.

Nebraska
Bellevue: #11527 at 3811 Twin Creek Drive.

Nevada
Las Vegas: Five stores: #6633 at 4810 W. Desert Inn Road, #10393 at 2510 E. Tropicana Ave., #10462 at 5181 W. Charleston Boulevard, #10872 at 3720 Lake Mead Boulevard, and #11647 at 6515 N. Buffalo Drive.

New Jersey
Cherry Hill: #9365 at 2000 Route 38

New York
Central Islip: #10840 at 101 S. Research Place
Staten Island: #11280 at 1756 Forest Ave.
Southold: #11976 at 53345 Route 25

North Dakota
Fargo: #10459 at 1310 25th St. S.

Ohio
Columbus: #2525 at 1505 W. 5th Ave.
Westerville: #11883 at 925 N. State St.

Texas
Brownsville: #9675 at 100 Expressway 83
Dallas: #10877 at 3403 W. Illinois Ave.
Rosenberg: #11302 at 27943 S.W. Freeway
Laredo: #11565 at 2201 Chestnut
Waco: #13332 at 4300 W. Waco Drive

West Virginia
Tridelphia: #11213 at 36 Fort Henry Road.

I didn’t count so don’t know how many are listed, but that’s what I could find.


22 posted on 07/13/2008 10:30:44 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

The End of the World is NEAR!!!


23 posted on 07/13/2008 10:40:02 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Texas Eagle

“We bitch and moan about paying five dollars for a gallon gas while we sit in line and wait to pay five dollars for 16 ounces of coffee.”

As a matter of fact, today I got a medium coffee, and my wife got an iced coffee, with additives, for a total of $3.85 at Starbucks.

People ranting it costs $5.00 a cup do so to make some point, unsupported by fact.

Starbucks was the best thing to happen to donut shops, 7-Eleven and McDonalds, all of whom RAISED their coffee prices.

The subject of the article is the area called the “Inland Empire” which suffers a lot of housing foreclosures, by people who unfortunately overextended themselves.

So expensive coffee is probably just as well left out of their budgets.

There is a new Starbucks about to open in my town, and none closing that I yet now of. But if some close, fine with me.

Other specialty coffee shops make better coffee. But I DO NOT rejoice in the demise of American businesses, or the troubles of American citizens.

It would be better if everybody could afford expensive coffee!!


24 posted on 07/13/2008 10:51:28 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: rockinqsranch

Thank you. FR is so great. Thanks again!


25 posted on 07/14/2008 12:27:51 AM PDT by gogov
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To: imahawk

QT is beverage heaven.


26 posted on 07/14/2008 12:29:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Tagline for sale or rent.)
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To: ChocChipCookie
frappucinos ... icy cold, yummy

Yes, their frappucinos are excellent, unlike their coffee, which is crap.

27 posted on 07/14/2008 12:31:31 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Tagline for sale or rent.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yes, their frappucinos are excellent, unlike their coffee, which is crap.

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Amen, I can’t drink Starbucks coffee, too strong, it’s like motor oil to me. What kind of high end coffee house doesn’t even stock light cream. I need a quart of half and half to make a Starbucks coffee change color.


28 posted on 07/14/2008 1:22:22 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: CaspersGh0sts; truth_seeker

Who the hell goes to Starbucks and orders regular coffee???Nobody I’ve ever been behind in line of (gr?).


29 posted on 07/14/2008 6:21:01 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Mystery source, the links don't work and the brain-dead poster hasn't given us a STATE where this is from.

Curious that so many people aren't aware that Free Republic is a world-wide forum

Still don't know what the @*@#($&@*!) "inland" means.

30 posted on 07/14/2008 7:24:02 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: Publius6961
and five of the eight California locations

Ahem

31 posted on 07/14/2008 7:27:57 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Texas Eagle

“Who the hell goes to Starbucks and orders regular coffee???”

Me. I’m a strong black coffee guy. From my mother, who drank hers that way. And from living some time in Europe, tasting some pretty strong brew.

But everybody can take their coffee anyway they like. Flavored, sugered, milked, creamed, foamed, iced of hot.

And as I said, it would be good if everybody could afford expensive coffee. My taste for the plain variety keeps my cost down.


32 posted on 07/14/2008 9:43:16 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: rockinqsranch
Being the inland empire, Starbucks could not tolerate mullets or Pendleton shirts as much as it could piercing.

What is so "Imperial" about a friggin desert with tract housing anyway?

33 posted on 07/14/2008 9:55:49 PM PDT by Clemenza (We are a REPUBLIC, not a "Will of the People" Mobocracy)
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To: Publius6961

Brain dead eh. Right in the excerpt it states: “five of the eight California locations to be shuttered are in the Inland area.”

The link obviously worked by the responses to the article prior to yours. I can’t be held responsible for the links of the newspapers should they cancel them, or change them.

Sorry you started off your day with some bad coffee or something. It’s truly sad, and saddest of all is your attitude.


34 posted on 07/14/2008 10:08:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Texas Eagle

There is no equivalence between the price of commodity like gas and a specialty product like an individual cup of gourmet coffee.

Gas is a bulk item with a very small variation between vendors. Comparing Starbucks to gas is like saying that a restaurant is ripping people off with a $50 filet minon when feeder calves go for 49 cents a pound.

If you want to compare gas to coffee, compare gas to unroasted coffee in burlap sacks.


35 posted on 07/14/2008 10:33:06 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Ramius

It’s okay. It was funnier the second time!


36 posted on 07/15/2008 4:00:42 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (I should change my tagline to "Big Giant penguin on my Head")
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