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Starbucks closes dozens of L.A.-area coffee houses

April 21, 2009 | 11:07 am


Wardlow Road in Long Beach is going to be a little less caffeinated. The street in the Bixby Knolls district lost two Starbucks locations within two miles of each other in the coffee house's latest round of closures.

A total of 76 Starbucks across California are slated for closure, including three in L.A. and four in San Diego. Chico, Chino Hills, Dana Point, Garden Grove, Fresno have each lost two. Ontario lost three.

Historical note: One of the stores shutting down is in the old Beverly Connection mall (across the street from Beverly Center). That is believed to be one of the first Starbucks in the L.A. area. A Starbucks in the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica is also closing.

Full list here.

-- Shelby Grad


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