Starbucks has announced the closure of at least four locations in D.C. Out of the 50 stores in the city, about 10 will be shut down by the end of March.
These are part of nationwide closures previously declared by the company. The D.C. locations that are set to close include the ones near Dupont Circle, near the Metro Center station, on H Street and another store on Wisconsin Avenue close to the Naval Observatory, according to a report in News4.’
The branch located on 2300 Wisconsin Ave. will be closing on March 30, while 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW location already closed in December. Another location on 21st and P Streets NW closed on February 21, and the store on 9th and G Streets NW closed on February 22.
Starbucks did not give any specific reasons for the closure of these stores. In a statement released in June 2018, the company had announced that 150 of its stores across the country that recorded low sales were planned to be closed. Up to 50 locations were closed every year in the previous years.
Starbucks had recently started its delivery service in D.C. by teaming up with Uber Eats. “We know we have untapped customer demand for Starbucks Delivers in the U.S. and starting today, we’re expanding our best-in-class experience to our customers both in and out of our stores,” Roz Brewer, group president, and chief operating officer for the company, had said last month.
D.C. residents can access Starbucks Delivers via Uber Eats mobile app. The delivery time is 30 minutes for almost all available menu items.