Starbucks in Clearview Market Square shut down last month. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Starbucks in Clearview Market Square shut down last month. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Starbucks leaves Clearview Market Square

Five remaining Starbucks in Red Deer

Clearview Market Square has lost its neighbourhood Starbucks.

The cafe, which did not have a drive-thru, closed permanently on Feb. 1.

“We’re grateful you’ve allowed us to be part of our daily routine — hope you’ll join us at one of our neighbouring stores,” said a sign on the door of the store, which had been the newest Starbucks location Red Deer.

Red Deer’s remaining Starbucks are located at Red Deer Village near Canadian Tire north, at the intersection of Taylor Drive and 67th Street, at Port O’Call Safeway, at Bower Place, and at Chapters.

In January, Seattle-based Starbucks said it would complete its plan to close up to 300 coffee shops across Canada by the end of March as part of a “transformation strategy” to respond to changes in consumer habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Canada, the company was also going to increase the number of drive-thru locations in 2021.

Recently, Calgary-based Good Earth Cafe Ltd., said it could potentially double its 45 locations across Canada by taking over coffee shops being closed down by international chains such as Starbucks.

— with files from The Canadian Press



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