Exit133 is about Tacoma

6th & Pine Starbucks Closes

If you've been down 6th Avenue in the last couple days, you may have noticed that the 6th and Pine Starbucks is closed. Not just closed, but gone. Signage, fixtures, and all.

We've read a few rumors on the social networks... That the store didn't make enough money. That they couldn't come to agreement with the building owner on a new lease. That Starbucks plans to close the 6th and Sprague location as well and open a new larger format store with a drive thru. That the plan is to eventually open one of their new concept stores that serves beer and wine alongside coffee and tea ... 

And you know what they say - if you read it on the internet, it must be true ...


Do you want to help the folks at Exit133 pay our bills and keep up with of all things Tacoma? Do you want to see even more coverage? Exit133 has always been free to read and comment, and it will stay that way. However, over the years, readers have contributed to the bank account to help us keep up our coverage of goings-on around town. Contribute and this message disappears!

Support Exit133

Comments

Oscar

Why is it that pot shops are like tattoo parlors?  Pot cannot be smoked in public but it is marketed on the street corner.  It is certainly disheartening to see a Starbucks close if somehow the decision is a verdict on the neighborhood’s economic vitality.  The florist and drug stores are gone in that area, disapppeared like the Guild Theater long ago that is now a glass shop.  The nearby vacuum store in that area represents the type of independent merchants whose business should be encouraged—because not all vacuums are sold through Wal-Mart.  Old Sixth Avenue’s retail offerings were a testament to the strength of blue-collar Tacoma.  A pot shop is free enterprise but it reflects poorly on neighborhood business prospects.  Is the pot shop at Sixth and PIne a trend?

February 23, 2015 at 9:38 am / Reply / Quote and reply

9 | 7

Diana

Please….no more Pot Shops. There are enough already. Our property values will go down…......and so will the Ave. It is a cool area…............but…..........please no more Pot Shops.

February 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

7 | 1

asd

Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer!..
mystery school

July 15, 2018 at 5:18 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives in depth information. Thanks for this nice article.
a course in miracles

July 16, 2018 at 6:06 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

dad

I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you post.
a course in miracles

July 17, 2018 at 6:34 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

I found your this post while searching for information about blog-related research ... It’s a good post .. keep posting and updating information.
best spiritual teachers on youtube

July 18, 2018 at 7:34 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place..
acim

July 19, 2018 at 7:15 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

Very nice article, I enjoyed reading your post, very nice share, I want to twit this to my followers. Thanks!.
check it out

July 21, 2018 at 7:33 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asdasd

Hi, I find reading this article a joy. It is extremely helpful and interesting and very much looking forward to reading more of your work..
Brooke Network Portal

July 24, 2018 at 5:52 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information…
Lebensversicherung auflösen

July 26, 2018 at 2:49 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

Matthew Weinstein

Without a better analysis it’s hard to know what this means. One interpretation is that they just couldn’t compete with local coffee, which I don’t think is an entirely bad thing. I live in the neighborhood, and never would go there when satellite is right across the street, bluebeard is down the street in one direction and metronome in the other, both of which I love going to.

February 24, 2015 at 11:59 am / Reply / Quote and reply

16 | 0

asdasd

Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place..
http://www.huntingtonssa.org

July 14, 2018 at 3:21 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

Coffee Connoisseur

As an all around coffee lover I can say that I’m quite happy to see Starbucks closing shop in certain areas. They can take their burnt beans and bland overpriced everything somewhere else. I hope to everything that is good in this world that they don’t plan on reopening anything in that area again any time ever. Metronome is good coffee and worth the walk even from downtown.

February 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

12 | 3

NPR Listener

It was fascinating to hear on NPR the other day as I drove past that location, that living within a 1/4 mile of a coffee shop (any coffee shop) increases home values, and that more specifically living within a 1/4 mile of a Starbucks increases home values at a higher rate.

Here’s the interview. Start at the 8:00 mark.
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/01/28/zillow-new-rules-real-estate

February 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

6 | 1

Shari Roland

I just got back from New York. There was a coffeeshop called Blue Bottle. It was the most delicious coffee I ever drank. They were standing in line to get into the shop. Plus there was no place to sit but nobody cared because the coffee was so good . People pay for a great product . Wish they would open here. If another potshop
goes in the street is doomed. All the pot shops make the ave look seedy.

March 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

1 | 1

asda

Very good points you wrote here..Great stuff…I think you’ve made some truly interesting points.Keep up the good work.
barber shops

July 11, 2018 at 5:41 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well.
click for info

July 24, 2018 at 10:01 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

Awesome and interesting article. Great things you’ve always shared with us. Thanks. Just continue composing this kind of post.
Calgary Inc

July 28, 2018 at 4:56 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.
Fida Nilham Business Review

July 29, 2018 at 3:11 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asad

This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information…
a course in miracles

July 30, 2018 at 3:02 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

asd

I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.
a course in miracles

July 31, 2018 at 4:10 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

Potentially Related Articles