Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Farewell Muskogee Starbucks

Muskogee Starbucks

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.


Anonymous said...

Well, you will have to come visit our family and your sister's family more often! Did you know there are TWO Starbucks locations here? One is a cafe and the other is a licensed Starbucks, located inside the Target store. My favorite coffee - the coffee that is made at church. I truly drink ONE CUP per week and look forward to it. (Cream and Sugar please!) Last week it was so good I refilled my cup part way through which is something I NEVER have done before. LOL!

M. Steve Heartsill said...

Starbucks...guess what...I really don't like Starbucks...too strong for me! I guess I am a whimp!

Jack D. Mike said...

Hey Rick, Just a heads up....there is a Starbucks in side the VA hospital....still not in a great spot, but there is one in there..

Rick Boyne said...


Thanks for the info! I certainly did not know that!

I'll check it out.