Double shot gets new meaning


There all sorts of new gun laws being introduced this year by the Virginia legislature, but Starbucks is getting all the buzz when it comes to gun enthusiasts. The coffee chain is getting a lot of attention over their policy to allow customers to openly carry firearms in states that have open carry laws, including… Read more »

‘Wash your own apron’


Richmond area Starbucks employees will soon have to toss their green aprons into the wash, along with the rest of their uniforms.

Richmond’s $11,000 coffee maker

Ellwood Thompson’s, the specialty grocery store in Carytown, scooped up a Clover just before the rights were sold. The Clover is the most expensive, with a price tag of $11,000. It’s hailed by coffee lovers as producing the most delicious cup of java. This is not satire. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was so impressed by… Read more »

Starbucks closing 5 VA stores…none in Richmond

Starbucks announced the locations of the first round of store closings, and none are in Richmond. Five are in Virginia. The Seattle-based company will close 600 stores nationwide. Last week BizSense reported that baristas at three different locations said their managers told them that the Richmond locations are not on the chopping block. Many said… Read more »

Richmond Starbucks Safe…for now

Starbucks won’t close many of its Richmond locations, if any, according to several local employees who asked that their names not be used because they are not allowed to speak on behalf of the company. ast week, BizSense reported that Starbucks announced plans to close 600 stores and cut 12,000 jobs.

Which Richmond Starbucks might go?

Yesterday Starbucks said it is going to close 600 stores around the country. There are at least 10 in Richmond. Click here for a map. The company said it will close relatively new stores that have only been open since the beginning of fiscal 2006. Starbucks identified stores that were either not profitable or not… Read more »