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    So i saw the one in Del City is closing...big surprise there, NOT!

    So now the question is going to be, do you think the two on 29th in MWC will? Or one of them? They don't really compete against each other because the people that go to the one in Target go because it's right there. I know even myself, I wouldn't go at all if it wasn't inside Target. It's too bitter for my taste except the frappaccino. I see them busy all the time, but it's the newer ones that are mostly closing.

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    I thought that none of the franchised stores (like at Target) were eligible to close- just the company-owned stores.

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    I think they need to close the stand-alone store and keep the one inside Target open. There is no need to have two in such a close location.

    I don't actually know if Target operates the Starbucks inside the store or not. Employees in Starbucks is employed by Target. We are able to use our Target discount card in Starbucks. Hell, they can share the same cups and stuff, between Starbucks and Target's snack bar.

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    Although I'm a coffee addict, I've never understood the draw of Starbucks. The cold concoctions are ok, but their hot drinks are overrated.

    I have tried twice now to get waited on at the Target Starbucks and haven't figured out the "secret" for service. I stood at the counter for 5 minutes on two separate occasions and no one ever appeared to take my order. I give up - they won't get my business.

    The MWC stand-alone store is always busy, but I rarely saw that much business in Del City, so no surprise at all. I think that Starbucks has just overbuilt the market, especially with the economy as it is now.
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    What you should have done is go over to the snack bar side and get assistance.

    You do realize that no one can stand at the front waiting for future customers.

    Try to apply for a job anywhere and you will see that you will have to go in the back, get supplies, prepare whatever, blah blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I think they need to close the stand-alone store and keep the one inside Target open. There is no need to have two in such a close location.
    Why would you suggest they close the stand-alone store in MWC? That doesn't make any sense for anyone who wants to swing through the drive-through to get a cup of coffee on their way to work. I would not park and go into Target just to get a cup of coffee...unless they've got a drive-through window on the Target store, your statment seems short-sighted.

    The Del City store? no surprise there.
    "The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them: thatís the essence of inhumanity." -George Bernard Shaw

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    I've actually seen customers stopping at Target just to get coffee inside the Starbucks instead of the drive-thru building. Remember, I work there. I see customers walking in when store opens, get their coffee, then leave. Yeah, I'm always at the door at 8am for my first break after 4 hours.

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    Yeah, that handful of people you see walk in there to get their coffee at 8am has convinced me you're right. I'm sure the Target store gets TONS more traffic than the stand-alone store does, but never mind the folks who go to work before 8am and want coffee. Yeah, they should DEFINATELY get rid of the stand-alone store.
    "The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them: thatís the essence of inhumanity." -George Bernard Shaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    What you should have done is go over to the snack bar side and get assistance.

    You do realize that no one can stand at the front waiting for future customers.

    Try to apply for a job anywhere and you will see that you will have to go in the back, get supplies, prepare whatever, blah blah blah.

    Thunder - I worked at least 5 years in food service in high school and college. The service industry - whether food or whatever, is supposed to be customer oriented.

    Getting supplies is one thing - being gone 5 minutes is ridiculous. And, FYI - no one was at the snack bar either - I did look. Perhaps management could invest $2 to buy a bell? Or a sign saying "be right back"?

    The stand-alone store stays busy all day - I doubt that the Target Starbucks has more than 10% the business.
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    Since the Target location was first, my daughter and I used to frequent it, now that the stand alone store is there, we use it exclusively. Even if we are shopping at Target, we use the stand alone store. The quality is MUCH better there. The Del City store also was poor quality as well.

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    Here is the first round of closures you can expect. After dates come and go, they will continue to update the lists....

    List comes from SeattlePi.com:


    Alabama:

    Mobile: Four stores: #10797 at 9 Du Rhu Drive; #11322 at 4401 Old Shell Road; #11429 at 6601 Airport Boulevard.; #11774 at 5611 Old Shell Road

    Arkansas:

    Van Buren: #10883 at 2008 Fayetteville Road

    Lowell: #11864 at 105 S. Dixieland.

    California:

    San Diego: #9583 at 3506 National Ave.

    Rancho Mirage: #10630 at 71743 Highway 111

    Helmet: #10710 at 2801 W. Florida Ave.

    Riverside: #10813 at 2692 Canyon Springs Parkway

    Montclair: #10888 at 4467 E. Mission Boulevard

    Victorville: #11029 at 14689 La Paz Drive

    Hollister: #11896 at 1280 San Juan Road

    Laguna Beach: #13745 at 636 N. Pacific Coast Highway

    Iowa

    Davenport: #13570 at 201 N. Harrison St.

    Illinois

    Country Club Hills: #13289 at 4019 W. 167th St.

    Elmhurst: #13469 at 291 N. York St.

    Indiana

    Indianapolis: #11846 at 3021 W. 16th St.

    Bluffton: #13201 at 2133 N. Main St.

    Kentucky

    Louisville: #10779 at 285 N. Hubbards Lane

    Louisiana

    Baton Rouge: Two stores: #11263 at 6556 Siegen Lane and #11264 at 14241 Coursey Boulevard.

    Maryland

    Bowie: #11799 at 3524 North Crain Highway

    Minnesota

    Albert Lea: #9564 at 2221 E. Main Frontage Road

    Blaine: #10456 at 2331 108th Lane N.E.

    Coon Rapids: Two stores: #10457 at 2740 Main St. N.W. and #10871 at 13131 Riverdale Drive

    Red Wing: #10642 at 144 Tyler Road N.

    Rochester: #11186 at 2665 Commerce Drive N.W.

    Brooklyn Center: #11635 at 615 66th Ave. N.

    Missouri

    Jennings: #10834 at 8017 W. Florissant Ave.

    Nebraska

    Bellevue: #11527 at 3811 Twin Creek Drive.

    Nevada

    Las Vegas: Five stores: #6633 at 4810 W. Desert Inn Road, #10393 at 2510 E. Tropicana Ave., #10462 at 5181 W. Charleston Boulevard, #10872 at 3720 Lake Mead Boulevard, and #11647 at 6515 N. Buffalo Drive.

    New Jersey

    Cherry Hill: #9365 at 2000 Route 38

    New York

    Central Islip: #10840 at 101 S. Research Place

    Staten Island: #11280 at 1756 Forest Ave.

    Southold: #11976 at 53345 Route 25

    North Dakota

    Fargo: #10459 at 1310 25th St. S.

    Ohio

    Columbus: #2525 at 1505 W. 5th Ave.

    Westerville: #11883 at 925 N. State St.

    Texas

    Brownsville: #9675 at 100 Expressway 83

    Dallas: #10877 at 3403 W. Illinois Ave.

    Rosenberg: #11302 at 27943 S.W. Freeway

    Laredo: #11565 at 2201 Chestnut

    Waco: #13332 at 4300 W. Waco Drive

    West Virginia

    Tridelphia: #11213 at 36 Fort Henry Road.
    Last edited by EvokeCoffee; 07-13-2008 at 07:10 AM. Reason: Bad Link

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    Funny how I notice all the bashing from the MWC folk on the Starbucks being closed over here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Seems to me the place was always packed from myobservation though limited to just driving by.........Not really a coffee expert here............
    However,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,anyone stop to think that gloating over the loss of a Del City business really is a good thing..............I thought not...............
    So..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redskin 70 View Post
    Funny how I notice all the bashing from the MWC folk on the Starbucks being closed over here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Seems to me the place was always packed from myobservation though limited to just driving by.........Not really a coffee expert here............
    However,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,anyone stop to think that gloating over the loss of a Del City business really is a good thing..............I thought not...............
    So..................

    Not bashing it because it was in Del City, just the times I went there the quality of product was less than stellar!!!

    There are several stores in OKC that are good, others that are bad.

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    Where is the Del City location?

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    On 29th across from Arby's at the corner of the stoplights. It used to be a hot dog place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redskin 70 View Post
    Funny how I notice all the bashing from the MWC folk on the Starbucks being closed over here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Seems to me the place was always packed from myobservation though limited to just driving by.........Not really a coffee expert here............
    However,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,anyone stop to think that gloating over the loss of a Del City business really is a good thing..............I thought not...............
    So..................
    My two sons live in DC and I live in Midwest City. We all agree that the DC store is very poorly run. Seems like a bunch of kids running it and they don't seem to know (or care) what they're doing half the time. I have never gotten a good coffee drink from them. My two sons who live in DC drive the extra mile or two to go to the MWC store because they got tired of getting poor service and lousy drinks. Nothing to do with "bashing from MWC folk" as you call it, nor is anyone here (that I can tell) "gloating over the loss of a Del City business". Calm down friend.

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    the quality of Starbucks burnt coffee is whats off but hello why would close the stand alone location expanded menu drive-thru and longer hours

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    I was in rogers, arkansas, they will be closing the one there they just opened not too long ago.

    ///edit///

    The standalone is a better option to stay open, it's visible from the road, target doesn't have a sign. No one really knows that Starbucks is in there...

    Oh, and Thunder, I think I may have worked with you at target. Do you wear glasses and keep your hair about medium length? Brown. Also, do you wear your... i don't know what to call them... uh, hearing aids on the back side of the ear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmonroe View Post
    I was in rogers, arkansas, they will be closing the one there they just opened not too long ago.

    ///edit///

    The standalone is a better option to stay open, it's visible from the road, target doesn't have a sign. No one really knows that Starbucks is in there...

    Oh, and Thunder, I think I may have worked with you at target. Do you wear glasses and keep your hair about medium length? Brown. Also, do you wear your... i don't know what to call them... uh, hearing aids on the back side of the ear?
    No. I work at the MWC Target since November.

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    I worked at the MWC Target for a whopping 5 weeks before I decided it was for the birds. I worked early morning stocker/puller, 4am to 2pm. Hated every minute of it. That was February to March of '07, so I guess you're right.

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    I can't believe you quit. You should've at least switch to another position. It is a great store with great team members. I had seen a new guy (probably 18) joined the backroom team, but I guess it worn him out, so he switched to price change team. I've seen plenty of people switching positions.

    I started on the flow team and it didn't take long before I was asked to join the presentation team, because they noticed how good I am. I still help out the flow team whenever I need the hours. I also have backroom certificate to do the job there.

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    I wish I had gotten a job at Target instead of Kmart back in my college days. I hated everything about Kmart. It was an awful place....horrible. No one knew their butt from a hole in the ground. Management hated employees and considered them expendible.

    But anyway.....there's no way the Target 'Bucks would stay open if the street one wouldn't....based on traffic. Now, if Target owns the one inside, then it's going to stay as along as they turn any profit. Which tells me that both MWC locations are going to stay. There's no competition from any other coffee shops so people are stuck. If only their coffee didn't suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    What you should have done is go over to the snack bar side and get assistance.

    You do realize that no one can stand at the front waiting for future customers.

    Try to apply for a job anywhere and you will see that you will have to go in the back, get supplies, prepare whatever, blah blah blah.


    That struck me as funny...........

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    Here's the list of Oklahoma stores that are closing:

    MAIN & WAYNE 1610 N MAIN ST ALTUS OK

    HWY 66 & COUNTRY CLUB 1100 S LYNN RIGGS BLVD CLAREMORE OK

    29TH & LINDA 4755 SE 29TH ST DEL CITY OK

    DANFORTH & SANTA FE 2015 W DANFORTH RD EDMOND OK

    15TH & SANTA FE 2141 W 15TH ST EDMOND OK

    SHERIDAN & GORE 1204 NW SHERIDAN RD LAWTON OK

    HWY 69 & COMANCHE 427 S GEORGE NIGH EXPY MCALESTER OK

    SHAWNEE & 6TH 591 W SHAWNEE MUSKOGEE OK

    122ND & PENNSYLVANIA 12124 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE OKLAHOMA CITY OK

    MEMORIAL & MAY 3131 W MEMORIAL OKLAHOMA CITY OK

    BROADWAY EXTENSION & BRITTON 125 W BRITTON RD OKLAHOMA CITY OK

    WESTERN & 89TH 9201 S WESTERN AVE OKLAHOMA CITY OK

    14TH & BRADLEY 2400 N 14TH ST PONCA CITY OK

    HWY 62 & MEADOW CREEK 1702 S MUSKOGEE AVE TAHLEQUAH OK

    81ST & MINGO 9524 E 81ST ST TULSA OK


    The entire list can be viewed here:

    http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/USStoreClosureInfo.pdf

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    Darn, I knew the one at 122nd and Penn would close, but I really like it. It's the best building and has great employees.

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