Starbucks Closings Could Affect Permian Basin Stores

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PERMIAN BASIN - Coffee power house Starbucks is making some big changes which includes closing some 600 company owned stores.

The fate of those stores here in the Basin is still up in the air.

NewsWest Nine contacted the Corporate Offices of Starbucks, and they tell us details on which stores will close have not been finalized.

They do expect to make that decision soon, and say they will pass that information on to the impacted stores first.

Store closings are expected to begin this month, and will continue through march of next year.

Affected employees will be moved to other stores when possible, or will be offered severance pay based on job title and current pay rate.