Kansas City, Mo – The Starbucks location on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza has closed its doors.
The business posted a letter saying it was permanently closed as of 3:30 p.m. Monday. The letter did not give a reason for the closure. FOX4 has reached out to the company for more information.
The full letter reads:
Dear Starbucks customer,
On August 22 at 3:30 p.m., your Starbucks Country Club Plaza location at 302 Nichols Rd. will close permanently. We would like to thank you for being part of our store community; you are the heart of who we are at Starbucks. It is a pleasure to connect with you every day. We are so grateful to have played a role in your daily routine and that you have shared this moment in your life with us.
We hope you will continue to visit us and let us serve you in one of our neighboring stores:
- 41 & Main – 4101 Main St.
- West 39th Street – 1701 W. 39th St.
- 63 and Brookside – 6304 Brookside Blvd.
To find your new favorite store, connect with your barista to learn where they will be working after this store closes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eric Schmidt or Trena Cruz.
District manager, Trena Cruz – [email protected]
Store manager, Eric Schmidt — [email protected]
Earlier this year, employees at the Country Club Plaza location tried to join three other Starbucks in the Kansas City area that have been unionized. But the vote was a tie, which was counted as a loss.
According to records from the National Labor Relations Board, more than 300 US Starbucks have petitioned to hold union elections since late last year. More than 220 of those stores have chosen to consolidate.
The company opposes unionization efforts.
Still, it’s unclear if the closing of the County Club Plaza location is related to local or national unionization efforts.