Starbucks has named all 600 company-owned stores it plans to close in a push to weed out unprofitable locations.
One of those locations is a new Starbucks at 535 South Upper Street between downtown Lexington and U-K.
Five other Kentucky locations are on the chopping block.
They’re in Paris, Danville, Somerset and Louisville, where two stores are closing.
The move to close the stores is a turnabout from Starbucks' aggressive expansion plans.
But the company curtailed those plans as it saw traffic and its profits decline recently during the economic downturn.