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Starbucks released their official list of 616 stores that will be closed in response to slowing sales and rising costs. While original predictions made by the Seattle Times and others seemed to indicate that Spokane would be spared this round of closures, sadly it was not to be. Among the 19 stores to be closed in Washington is the relatively new store on the northwest corner of Garland and Market.
It seems the other locations in the area have escaped the axe for now. Aside from one store each in East Wenatchee and Yakima, all of the remaining closures in the state will be on the west side. Starbucks hasn’t provided dates when these stores will be closed, but they promise to release that information in the future.
Here's hoping a good local operation can move into the vacated Starbucks and make it Spokane's own.