Starbucks will close up to 400 stores over the next 18 months while also expanding curbside pickup, Drive-Thru and mobile-only pickup locations.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/06/10/coronavirus-starbucks-closing-stores-expanding-mobile-only-options/5332786002/
*interesting way to reduce store footprint, rent cost. What is lost in Starbucks not actually being a third place to sit and enjoy the company of others? Maybe they will redesign parking lots to be a lot nicer. If you have design ideas for making parking lots more welcoming get to making lots of plans.
If no cafe there there is no indoor coworking space. Certainly not having the clean the cafe is a cost savings. Not having to handle and process payments between two people is helpful too.