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Bad News for Latte Lovers from Florida Trend
Starbucks has announced the locations of 59 Florida stores that will close. The coffee company has said it plans to shut down 600 stores nationwide by March 2009. The move to close the stores is a turnabout from Starbucks' aggressive expansion plans. The company curtailed those plans as it saw traffic and its profit decline recently as the faltering economy has led some consumers to question their spending on pricey coffee.
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