Starbucks has announced that it will be closing seven stores in San Francisco later this month. The company said employees were notified on Tuesday specific locations in the downtown area will soon close. The following San Francisco locations will close on October 22:
- 201 California St.
- 225 Bush St.
- 201 Spear St.
- 1 California St.
- 555 California St.
- 101 California St.
- 50 Fremont St.
However, Starbucks has assured that employees will not lose their jobs and will be offered to transfer to other locations. Starbucks spokesperson issued a statement regarding the closures writing: “Regarding operational modifications, including your question regarding charging outlets- Our local leaders have always been empowered to use the many resources at their disposal to modify store operations and create the best experience for our communities. They know the neighborhoods and the business best”.
It’s not all bad news for coffee lovers, as Starbucks said in the past six months, it opened new locations at Powell & O’Farrell and 90 Charter Oak in San Francisco, and a new pickup-only store at 333 Market, next to the BART station. The company also said it has completed or begun renovations at four other San Francisco locations, which was an investment worth more than $2.5 million.
Starbucks is closing seven stores in San Francisco later this month. The company cited “several factors” for the closures, including the shift toward removing all of their seating in many SF Starbucks shops, which may have had a negative impact on business. However, Starbucks has assured that employees will not lose their jobs and will be offered to transfer to other locations. The company plans to open new locations and renovate existing ones in San Francisco.