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Some Area Starbucks Closing, Forcing People to Go to One Across Street

By Rob Christopher in News on Jul 16, 2008 7:00PM

2008_7sbuxspill.jpg A wee exaggeration on our part: the two stores scheduled for shuttering are not literally across the street from other stores (the Country Club Hills store is four miles from the nearest one and the other in Elmhurst is a few blocks). The Trib offers a deeper meaning: "To people who live in more fashionable ZIP codes, the loss of a Starbucks might not be viewed as a wound to civic pride. But in Country Club Hills, the opening of the ubiquitous chain in May 2007 signified a certain cachet." Cachet or no, a few moments with our bff Google confirms that there are places in the area other than Starbucks where one can get a cup of Good Morming America.

We realize that 600 stores closing is, well, a whole lotta coffee gone missing. But when people use the word "mourn" in relation to a publicly-traded company with more than 15,000 locations worldwide our eyes stay comfortably dry.

Starbucks spill via Smithcam