Salem Starbucks' Survive Shutdowns
As we all know, Starbucks Coffee is contracting it's massive operation across the US by 600 stores. Fortunately, none of the store closures will be in Salem, Oregon. Click on the above graphic for a list of Oregon closures. With the price of gas at an all time high, it makes sense that people are less willing to pay $3 for a cup of coffee. I always encourage people on this blog to dine at small mom and pop coffee stands, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Starbucks raised the bar on coffee all over the country. I didn't really know what a latte was until I drank one at Starbucks years ago when the town I lived in had only one store. Having this massive chain is strong competition in town for the local baristas which is why we have seen such creative coffee marketing in Salem. For a list of all 600 closures, click here.