Good morning. Starbucks is closing several locations. They are claiming that it’s because of crime, because that’s the catchall excuse for anyone in this town deciding to act shitty. It seems more likely that it’s in response to their recent unionization.
Many in the local media are taking Starbucks at their word. This morning, KUOW did a piece on the closure of the 23rd and Jackson location. They mention crime specifically, so it’s not just a general it’s closing story. But nothing about union busting. Sad, guys.
Anyway, please wash your hands right now and get vaccinated or boosted if you’re eligible.