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The 5 Stages Of Starbucks Grief


Coffee chain to close 600 stores and break 6,000 hearts.


Last week Starbucks (SBUX) announced the locations of the 600 stores it plans to close by the end of next year. While shareholders may applaud the downsizing as a means to boost profits, not everyone's happy with the decision. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Starbucks customers from across the country are writing, calling and forming support groups in an effort to lobby the company to keep the stores open.

The grief associated with losing a branch of a ubiquitous coffe chain can be hard, especially when finding an alternative location can require the use of the sun to navigate, a skill mostly lost to history. That and the ability to walk 100 feet.

Here at Minyanville, we understand. That's why we've prepared this handy guide, complete with illustrations, to help you identify the 5 stages of grief you may experience when your local Starbucks closes up shop.

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