Starbucks at 134 N. Tejon St. — the first Starbucks in Colorado Springs — will serve its last coffees this Sunday night.
Signs in front of the downtown store read: “Thank you Colorado Springs for all the good times!” and “Stop in before we say… Good bye!”
Manager Emily Brown confirmed the Starbucks location, at the corner of N. Tejon and E. Bijou St., will close down at 7:30 p.m., March 24. She had no further comment.
Starbucks’ media relations department did not respond to a request for comment.
The Starbucks location at 2130 Southgate Road, 3 miles away in the Broadmoor Towne Center, also closed permanently in the past year.
Last June, Starbucks announced it would close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores in 2019 — three times more closures than in a typical year. At the time, CNNMoney reported the affected stores are located in mostly urban areas that are densely populated with Starbucks locations.
“Our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a June 19 statement. “We must move faster to address the more rapidly changing preferences and needs of our customers.”
Starbucks’ other downtown Colorado Springs location, at 7 S. Tejon St., remains open. Specialty coffee houses within three blocks of the 134 N. Tejon location are Story Coffee (across the road at Acacia Park), The Perk Downtown, Poor Richard’s and The Wild Goose Meeting House.
This story has been updated.