A Massive Coffee Chain Now Announces An Unexpected Closure

A massive coffee chain now announces an unexpected closure of its flagship location due to a surge in crime.

Coffee lovers have been turned away from Starbucks’s flagship location in Seattle, Washington, after the shop was closed due to vandalism.

Police received a call about damage at the original Starbucks store in the popular Pike Place Market of Seattle, Washington on Friday.

The tourist hotspot closed after the crime, with no initial indication of when visitors would be able to get their coffee fix again.

“We’re closed today, sorry we missed you,” a simple sign read on the cafe’s locked door, according to local NBC affiliate KING.

Customers trying to visit the store over the weekend were turned away by staff, who said they did not know when the shop would reopen.

The results of Friday’s vandalism were caught on video as firefighters and police officers investigated the scene.

The shop’s front window appears damaged in the clip.

In posts on social media, some Starbucks fans said they were not surprised that the iconic location was targeted.

“Seems to be a trend in Seattle,” Michael Stewart (@STIZU80673) wrote on X.

“Wow. Sad times,” another person commented.

The vandalism occurred after hours when no store employees or customers were present.

“We are aware of the vandalism that occurred at 1912 Pike Place Friday night. Fortunately, the store was closed and all partners (employees) and customers are safe,” company spokesman Sam Jefferies said.

“1912 Pike Place is our original store, where so much connection and kindness has taken place for more than half a century,” they wrote.

“The store is open and serving customers and the community again.”

Officers from the Seattle Police Department did not share more details about the extent of the damage.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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A massive clothing retailer is now closing all 540 stores in just six weeks after unexpectedly filing for bankruptcy.

Liquidation sales will be held at rue21 outlets across the US as bosses rush to clear the last remaining stock.

The clothing retailer has entered bankruptcy and bosses have announced plans to close all 540 remaining stores within six weeks, reports The US Sun.

It is the third time in less than 25 years the fashion retailer has entered bankruptcy, per Bloomberg.

Court documents seen by Reuters revealed the company has more than $190 million of debt.

The chain has 540 stores across the US and 4,900 workers are set to be impacted.

Outlets are to slam shut within four to six weeks, according to court papers.

Bosses also announced plans to sell the company’s intellectual property.

The company narrowly avoided going into bankruptcy in October 2022.

Chiefs filed for bankruptcy in 2017 as they rushed to clear around $700 million worth of debt.

Bosses shuttered 400 stores as well and renegotiated leases.

Execs identified the rise of online shopping and changing consumer trends as reasons behind the bankruptcy.

Michele Pascoe, the interim CEO, also alluded to the impacts of competition and inflation.

The company also filed for bankruptcy in 2002.

At its peak, the company had more than 1,000 stores across the US.

The chain has dozens of outlets across several states, including Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The teen fashion retailer is not the only clothing chain that has entered bankruptcy over the past year.

Last month, Express chiefs filed for bankruptcy, and at least 100 stores are set to close.

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