Declining sales due mainly to Starbucks bathroom and other social justice policies are forcing closure.
Several customers who have asked employees why it’s closing have been told an increase in homeless individuals are turning off customers, leading to a decline in sales.
“There are people camped out there all day. I noticed an uptick starting about five years ago,” said Green.
“When I have family and friends that come in, they walk by and say, ‘Let’s go to another one,'” Clegg added.
The closing comes some seven months after Starbucks announced customers would no longer be required to buy something to use the restroom or hang out. Critics said the policy could attract more homeless.
Closures like this one are likely to add fuel to the debate.