That's right. The only Starbucks in Muskogee will close it's doors for the last time on Friday. I don't make it to Muskogee but once or twice a week, and Monday mornings usually included a stop by for a vente "coffee of the day".
But, since Starbucks has decided to close more than 600 stores, Muskogee's store got caught in the trap.
I spoke with the folks yesterday. They didn't seem terribly upset, but did mention that there would NOT be a sale of the merchandise. It would simply be packed up and shipped off. That doesn't sound nice to me.
I think the biggest problem with this store was its location. There is a huge customer base willing to purchase coffee, but they put it in a stand alone building off of a by-pass, not convenient to most commuters. Granted, it is across the highway from Wal-Mart, but it still isn't the best place for a coffee house.
The next closest Starbucks is in Broken Arrow INSIDE the Bass Pro Shop. Oh darn.