Starbucks Is Shuttering 7 Stores This Month—Here's Where

By the end of the month, San Francisco Starbucks fans will have fewer options.

The San Francisco Business Times reported this week that the brand will close seven outlets in the city on Oct. 22. It wasn't apparent why the firm closed the locations.

A Starbucks spokeswoman told Eat This, Not That! that the firm reviews its location portfolio annually and makes modifications to best serve customers. 

"Each year as a standard course of business, we evaluate the store portfolio to determine where we can best meet our community and customers' needs," said the release. 

notified district managers of the closures earlier this month by letter. Borton wrote in that letter that closing those locations was a "very difficult decision" 

201 Mission Street, 442 Geary Street, 425 Battery Street, 398 Market Street, 780 Market Street, 555 California Street, 1401 Van Ness Avenue

The seven cafes' closures will reduce Starbucks lovers' options, but the city will still have 52 locations. The company has established or

renovated three downtown San Francisco locations in six months and is refurbishing four more. Borton wrote that closing retail employees can transfer to other sites.

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