^
Keep Houston Press Free
4

Starbucks, We Hardly Knew Ye

Houston is absolutely kicking ass...when it comes to how many Starbucks are closing in town.

The company's newly updated list shows 11 of the coffee places being shuttered, far more than most cities.

Chicago, for instance, will only lose five stores.

Which Houston-area stores are gone?

Downtown, there's Dallas & Main and Preston & Fannin. In the Medical Center, the one at Fannin & MacGregor.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Elsewhere, the one near the 59 Diner on Shepherd between Richmond and 59; two on the far west side, at Westheimer & Briargreen and Bellaire Boulevard & Wilcrest; and three up north, at the Deebrook Mall, the North Freeway near the Tidwell exit and the Tomball Parkway & Antoine. Finally, two on 59 in Rosenberg will close. (Rosenberg needed two? What does it think it is, the intersection of Gray & Shepherd?)

Houston didn't get hit as hard as the Dallas-Fort Worth area, partly because the Dallas-Fort Worth area includes such a big geographic area filled with suburbs dying to be upscale, sophisticated places that would have a Starbucks.

By our count we come up with 29 Metroplex closures, depending on how you define Metroplex.

-- Richard Connelly

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.