Crime, drug use, and homelessness are impacting Starbucks’ location choices.
The company is closing 16 stores in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland, citing concerns about employee and customer safety. In a crime ridden area of Sacramento, one Starbucks stills provides only take-out, long after COVID restrictions were lifted. Because of safety concerns, the restrooms are closed and there is no indoor seating.
- Starbucks closing 16 stores due to safety concerns (July 12, 2022, NewsNation)