Starbucks Identifies Closing Stores

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.


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  • by Doris Location: Hazard on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:55 AM
    So be it. They wouldn't support our soldiers. What comes around goes around. All I have to say is being mean gets you no where. Next time maybe they will have a heart.
  • by veiwer on Jul 19, 2008 at 07:43 PM
    paris is full of people that dont want nothing any way and paris wont support ant thing new they want it like 1950
  • by grumpy on Jul 19, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    who can afford the high prices and i have to use the money for gas i will make it home for 50 cents a pot or go to mcds and get just as good of a cup
  • by Tea-a-holic on Jul 19, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    The Starbucks in Paris hasn't been open a year, has it? I will truly miss it when it's gone. Not being a coffee drinker, I preferred their tea. Now I guess I'll just have to get my fix in Lex. like I do for everything else and continue to by-pass Paris.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008 at 04:29 AM
    MY SUV gets 8 MPG.
  • by lucy Location: ky on Jul 18, 2008 at 08:05 PM
    If you have $5 bucks to spend on a bitter cup of coffee you should be helping to feed the homeless and the hungry. There is a lot of that going around in our state right now.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jul 18, 2008 at 01:59 PM
    I love my uppity coffee! It cracks me up when everybody complains about Starbucks being "Corporate coffee", then runs to McDonalds or Hardees. Do you know what a corporation is? Only difference is that McDonalds and Hardees Corporate Coffee is a little cheaper...
  • by Jerry Location: Lex on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:11 AM
    If they can close a couple, you would think that they could figure out how to close them all. No loss for me.
  • by D Location: Paris on Jul 18, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    It's a shame the one in Paris is closing. We finally got a taste of the outside world and now it's gone. We have also lost Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen and Long John Silver's. I still have to travel to Lexington for nearly everything, so I guess I'll get a cup of Starbucks while I'm there........
  • by Luv Java Location: Georgetown on Jul 18, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    There is one 30 seconds from our house and I have never had the least inclination to go there. I'll take my own or stop at McD's.
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