Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Starbucks closing a Richmoned, BC location doesm't surprise many, as Richmonds majority of citizens are Asian, and are historically Tea drinkers. If not for British Taxation inflaming Colonists 200 or so years ago and the infamous Boston Tea Party, there may not have been a Starbucks or even a Tim Hortons in both our countries, as Canada and the US were Tea drinkers as well.
Starbucks announces first-ever Canadian closing in Richmond, B.C. Last Updated: Monday, March 30, 2009 | 6:54 PM PT Starbucks Corp. will shut down its Aberdeen Centre location in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, the company's first-ever closing in Canada.
The coffee retailer said the decision to close was caused by current economic conditions and because the location itself was under-performing.