It's hard to imagine a Starbucks closing in Yakima, but looks like the one at the Chalet Mall on Summitview Avenue will be shuttering their doors by summer's end.

I think the last time we had a Starbucks closure in Yakima was at the Top Foods location back in 2008.

Molly Rosbach's article in the Yakima Herald-Republic refers to the closing from a statement provided by Starbucks.


"As part of Starbucks standard course of business, we continually evaluate our business to ensure a healthy store portfolio," a statement from the company's media relations team said Friday. "After careful consideration, we’ve determined it is best to close the store at 5621 Summitview Avenue, later this summer."


You can read the complete article here ----------> Yakima Herald

I can't think of time when I've heard of a Starbucks closing, but looks like it's commonplace in many other cities and states.