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Starbucks Expanding: Do We Need More of The Coffee Shops?

The coffee company reportedly plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.

The Associated Press is reporting Wednesday that the world’s largest coffee company plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.

The report indicates that Starbucks would have more than 20,000 cafes by 2014, up from its current count of about 18,000.

The AP is also reporting the Seattle-based company also plans to move from its current Tazo tea and begin serving Teavana, which it announced it would acquire last month.

There are currently two Starbucks locations in Kirkwood and Des Peres. One is located on Kirkwood Road and the other in West County Center.

What do you think? Do you welcome more Starbucks? Are you happy to see the company grow, or are there enough Starbucks already? Tell us in the comments below.

Edward Tate December 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Unless Starbucks puts all 1500 locations in Kirkwood, I don't care how many new stores they open. After all, Starbucks is American Capitalism at its best. Congratulations to them for their success.

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