Monday, March 30, 2009

Starbucks closes its first Canadian store location in Richmond, BC

Starbucks in Beijing, China. Photo by Sue Frause.

Starbucks Corp. is shutting down its first-ever store in Canada, the Aberdeen Centre location in Richmond, B.C. There are nine other Starbucks stores in Richmond and a total of 365 Starbucks in British Columbia. Here are the number of Starbucks in the other provinces:


  • Alberta 211
  • Manitoba 48
  • New Brunswick 7
  • Newfoundland-Labrador 3
  • Nova Scotia 8
  • Ontario 322
  • Quebec 40
  • Saskatchewan 15
  • Yukon 2
In an online story on cbcnews.ca, the Seattle-based coffee retailer said "the decision to close was caused by current economic conditions and because the location itself was under-performing."