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Thread: Starbucks closing ~300 Canadian locations. Get a big pot?

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    Starbucks Canada closing ~300 locations before end of March. Not all due to COVID: they started closing before COVID.

    Starbucks to close up to 300 stores in Canada by end of March - National | Globalnews.ca



    Sorry for the employees. Maybe some deals?
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    Thank you @Shaw Girl
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    We just got a new starbucks

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    Less public wi-fi to use from nearby parking lots. I totally understand that Starbucks might have seen a big financial hit with each round of lockdowns, as customers being able to buy food and enjoy it indoors helped with impulse buys (I'm such a customer and it's a treat to enjoy a warmed croissant with a hot beverage indoors). Nothing like a lineup inside eyeing the baked goods area or the prepped meals with hangry to add items to one's planned chai latte or tea order.

    Even the sites attached to Indigo stores might be struggling (though back when I was a Chapters employee in early 2000s, the next door Starbucks saved our team's frozen selves at 7am (we waited in their store) while waiting for a manager who was late to open a door (she had a valid reason but we were in the second week of a bitterly cold January). I think I bought cookies to pass the time waiting.
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    There's a Starbucks soon to open down the street where I live.
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    There are two Starbucks apart 5 minutes' walk apart in the west end of Ancaster. One has a drive-thru and is near the Walmart. The other one is inside the Longos store but the seating area has mostly been unavailable for 2020 (grocery skids or empty space).

    Whoever is driving the Gordon Foods truck to town is going to likely have a shorter replenishment run if either one closes down soon.
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