Sunday, June 21, 2009

Caffeine Deficit

When flying to Winnipeg last week, I read this in the the WSJ I brought along:

And Starbucks Corp., famous for saturating U.S. cities with its storefronts, has only four left in this city of 900,000 after closures last summer.

The full story is called Retailers Head for Exits in Detroit, and it details how it is kind of hard to make a city attractive to live in when there is a very small (and getting smaller) set of retailers actually still doing business. There is a good slide show (including one of the now-abandoned Starbucks) associated with the article: Detroit's Retail Exodus

Going to, it looks like Austin has nearly 50 locations (in a city of 650k).

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