Starbucks closing in Summerside

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Sunday is coffee shop’s last day, about a year and a half after it first opened

Starbucks will soon be no more in Summerside.

The store’s manager, Melissa Malloy, confirmed Thursday that the coffee shop, which is situated at 447 Granville St., would be closing its doors at the end of the day on Sunday, Jan. 17.

The closure comes about a year and a half after Starbucks first opened in the city.

APM announced early in 2014 that its development team had reached a deal with the popular coffee franchise to bring a Starbucks to the western city.

APM began construction in the spring of that year on what is known as Northgate Plaza at a cost of $1.7 million. The plaza also houses Pita Pit and a Benjamin Moore location.

Starbucks opened later in the year, on Aug. 2.

Malloy wouldn’t comment on the closure, referring further inquiries to Starbucks’ media hotline.

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Organizations: Starbucks

Geographic location: Summerside, Northgate Plaza

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  • David
    January 15, 2016 - 13:14

    I don't understand why people hate Starbucks so much it's a coffee shop not Hitler. A grande (medium) regular coffee at Starbucks is $2.55 for 16 fluid ounces/473ml. A medium Tim Hortons regular coffee is what $2.25? And it's only 15 ounces/443ml. So Starbucks costs 16 cents/ounce versus Tim's 15 cents/ounce. Both Starbucks and McDonald's have loyalty programs where you buy a certain amount and get one free. At Tim Horton's nothing is free.

  • Peter Johnsson
    January 15, 2016 - 11:58

    The way Starbucks treats veterans ... not only am I not surprised, but pleased!

  • lenticular_cloud
    January 15, 2016 - 09:47

    I guess their Skinny Peppermint Mocha and Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino® Light Blended beverage wasn't winning over the local masses after all. We're mostly just a medium double double kinda t̶o̶w̶n̶ city.

  • Adam
    January 15, 2016 - 07:12

    People here can hardly afford to eat, let alone pay a premium for overpriced yuppie bean juice.

  • Mary
    January 15, 2016 - 06:26

    Bring it to Chtown , oh wait a minute it is coming to chtown! Summerside should really be a "town" not a city!

    • Justin
      January 15, 2016 - 10:27

      So Summerside should be demoted to a town just because people there don't want to spend six dollars on coffee that tastes like garbage? Maybe Charlottetown should be demoted to a town because Target didn't last? Maybe Stratford should be demoted to a village because Home Hardware is no more? Since when was overpriced coffee the basis on whether a municipality is passing or failing? Please read a book.

  • enough already
    January 15, 2016 - 06:21

    Goes to show you the residence in SS don't want to too much money for bad coffee, is that telling us something ?

  • jill
    January 15, 2016 - 06:05

    Not enough pretentious people with mixed up coffee tastes in Summerside.

  • laurent Beaulieu
    January 14, 2016 - 22:45

    Starbucks won't be missed. Fact there is not one single Starbuck's in all of Italy a country of 60 million people. Do we really need expensive coffee in paper cups?

  • Summerside Resident
    January 14, 2016 - 21:00

    This vey terrible. Mr Mayor Bill MARTIN HAD BETTER TAKE NOTICE. THIS IS JUST A START I WISH YOUR LUCK WHEREEVER YOU MOVE TO

  • Joe Doe
    January 14, 2016 - 20:55

    I GUESS PEOPLE WISED UP AND STOPPED PAYING 5 BUCKS FOR A CUP OF COFFEE.

    • david
      January 15, 2016 - 03:12

      Your reply shows exactly why Starbucks would never world in Summerside and why anything of class fails in Summerside.

    • Kevin
      January 15, 2016 - 12:26

      If Starbucks was so classy David, they wouldn't be closing. The book about Starbucks might be intriguing enough to pay $5 for, but not their coffee.