It was big news in March when Starbucks announced its first Canadian store closure at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. The mega coffee chain had announced it plans to close 800 outlets in the United States and 100 outlets outside the US, but it was not clear how many of the 365 locations in BC would be shuttered.
It turns out Kitsilano’s newest Starbucks is a casualty before it even got a chance to pull an espresso shot.
The planned Starbucks for the Viridian Green development at West 4th and Colingwood is no longer. The “coming soon” Starbucks sign has been replaced with a “new location” sign for Khatsalano Medical Clinic.
Local cafes must be breathing a sigh of relief now that the juggernaut won’t be moving in.
Last modified: June 10, 2009