Saturday, October 7, 2023, 12:01 a.m
SAN FRANCISCO — Starbucks announced it will close seven locations in San Francisco later this month.
The company said employees were informed Tuesday that certain downtown locations would soon close.
The following San Francisco locations will close on October 22nd.
Employees will not lose their jobs and will be offered transfers to other locations, Starbucks said.
A Starbucks spokesperson gave the following statement to ABC7 News, ABC7’s sister station in San Francisco, about the closures:
“Each year, as part of our operations, we evaluate the store portfolio to determine where we can best meet the needs of our community and our customers. This includes opening new locations, identifying stores in need of investment or renovation, identifying locations where an alternative format is needed, and in some cases reassessing our presence.
Regarding operational changes, including your question about charging stations: Our local leaders have always been empowered to use the many resources at their disposal to transform store operations and create the best experience for our communities. They know the neighborhood and the business best.”
However, it’s not all bad for coffee lovers.
Starbucks said Starbucks has opened new locations in Powell over the past six months & O’Farrell and 90 Charter Oak in San Francisco, as well as a new pickup-only store at 333 Market, next to the BART station.
And the company said it has completed or begun renovations at four other locations in San Francisco.
The company said the renovations were an investment worth more than $2.5 million.
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