There are 6 Starbucks stores in Alameda … of which there are two sets of stores that are located in close proximity to each other.
- The Webster store is less than half a mile from the Marina Village Lucky location.
- Alameda Towne Center has 2 stores located approx a couple of hundred feet from each other
While it certainly can be traumatic for Starbucks employees who might lose their jobs as a result of the proposed consolidation, you have to wonder why the brainiacs running the company couldn’t foresee this situation! Having a large number of stores in close proximity to another (especially for a product that is as generic as it gets) doesn’t seem like a great idea to start with (despite the pretentious “tall/grande/venti” labelling) :-)
Needless to say, definitely not my favorite place to get a cuppa!