Starbucks To Close For 3 Hours This Afternoon

By Felicia Czochanski on May 29, 2018
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If you depend on that double, skinny Caramel Machiato with sugar free syrup from Starbucks to get you through the afternoon… you’re gonna have to hit Peet’s or Dutch Bros., because Starbucks will be closed. They’re closing 8,000 company owned stores from 1p.m. – 4 p.m. this afternoon to give its nearly 180,000 employees “anti-bias” training. Airport stores, stores on college campuses and at retail stores will remain open. Starbucks says training will focus on “understanding prejudice and the history of public accommodations in the United States.” This comes after  two black men in Philadelphia were arrested for simply sitting in a Starbucks store.

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