Of 600 Starbucks shutterings, only 1 is in NYC -- so far
When Starbucks announced plans to kill 600 stores there were plenty of coffee drinkers in the city who hoped some of the closings would be here in Manhattan, where Starbucks omnipresence can be a bit jarring.
Well, there will be no relief from the caffeinated hydra in the first round of closings announced Friday. The company named the first 50 doomed stores and only one is within the five boroughs: Staten Island.
The store at 1756 Forest Ave. will close by the end of the month. Starbucks will continue to announce closings through the first half of next year, so with 550 more to go heres still a chance a Starbucks near you might be lopped off.