Starbucks said that it would permanently shut down 16 of its current cafés in response to safety concerns. These cafés can be found in Washington, D.C., Oregon, Seattle, Philadelphia, Portland, and Los Angeles, among other cities. By the end of the month, every one of the listed cafes would be closed.
Starbucks announced the closure and said that these shops had seen numerous difficult occurrences. It becomes challenging to carry on with business as usual, endangering the security of both employees and clients. The corporation has therefore chosen to close the cafes and open new ones with safer surroundings.[adinserter block=”9″]
The company said that it was eager to help the neighborhood. Customers were urged to visit the new locations, which could be located on the business’s website or mobile application.
The following listed cafes have announced their closure:[adinserter block=”8″]
- Hollywood & Western S
- anta Monica & Westmount
- 1st & Los Angeles (Doubletree)
- Ocean Front Walk & Moss
- Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood
- 2nd & San Pedro, Los Angeles
- 4th & Morrison, Portland
- 10th & Chestnut, Philadelphia
- Gateway, Portland
- Roosevelt Square, Seattle
- 23rd & Jackson, Seattle
- Union Station Train Concourse
- E. Olive Way, Seattle
- Westlake Center, Seattle
- 505 Union Stn, Seattle
- Hwy 99 & Airport Rd, Everett
In addition, the CEO of the business, Howard Schultz, wrote a letter to the partners in which he urged them to reimagine Starbucks for the future. The message also emphasized the “Bold Moves,” a five-step approach that would aid the organization in changing itself.
The letter also suggested that Starbucks might conduct business in a way that would strengthen local communities in the current world, which is characterized by isolation and conflict. The business aimed to safeguard, respect, and include everyone in order to cooperate in establishing a friendly and secure atmosphere.