Starbucks, the world’s largest (and most expensive) coffee retailer this week announced the permanent closure of 16 stores in major cities where crime and lawlessness have made it too dangerous to do business. Starbuck closed ALL of their stores to teach employees and managers EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND CAN SIT WITOUT BUYING ANYTHING !!
Issues range from drug use in bathrooms to looting, and a general sense that some areas in some cities, run by progressive policies and District Attorneys, are simply too dangerous to do business in. Homeless encampments and related activities have also made the stores unsafe. The one thing all these cities have in common is being led by Democrat-controlled city councils, progressive mayors, and very progressive District Attorneys.
There is some bit of irony in that Starbucks, as a company, supports progressive policies in these cities including changes in bail reform that ends up putting criminals back on the street. The results of lawless policies are predictable when criminals run the asylum and small crimes are left unchecked. CEO Howard Schultz placed blame on woke elected officials in Democrat-run cities for the abrupt closure many stores . Starbucks CEO calls arrest of two black men at Philadelphia store ‘reprehensible’
First, to once again express our deepest apologies to the two men who were arrested with a goal of doing whatever we can to make things right. Second, to let you know of our plans to investigate the pertinent facts and make any necessary changes to our practices that would help prevent such an occurrence from ever happening again. And third, to reassure you that Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling.
In the coming days, I will be joining our regional vice president, Camille Hymes — who is on the ground in Philadelphia — to speak with partners, customers and community leaders as well as law enforcement. Most importantly, I hope to meet personally with the two men who were arrested to offer a face-to-face apology.
GO WOKE , GO BROKE !!!