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The company says the store will close this fall "after careful consideration." But for some downtown customers, they believe that the closure has something to do with the high crime in the area.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 6:12 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 6:12 PM

Speech to Text for Starbucks to close downtown store

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place to get your morning coffee in downtown eugene. kezi 9 news reporter evita garza gets reaction after starbucks confirmed its closing the store at broadway and willamette. and she found out that some people are blaming the high crime rate. customers say the location is perfect for quick access to their morning jolt of caffeine. sizemore: "i''ll be wanting to stop by here frequently because i go back and forth between court and volunteering programs." but all that's about to change when the shop closes its doors this fall. starbucks didn't cite high crime when announcing the decision. they would only say the decision was made after "careful consideration." evita: "for other commuters, they say it's not a surprise this location is closing because of all the crime it's seen in the last few years." the starbucks location has seen it's fair share of issues since it opened in this spot in 2014. just saturday... a man in his seventies was nearly murdered in front of the store. casey allison...who works in downtown...says the high crime rate is what's pushing businesses like starbucks out of the area. "it's dissapointing there's not gonna be a starbucks down here anymore...even though there are local coffee businesses but it's worse the the homeless and transient problem gets, less businesses that are going to be down here." reporting in eugene, evita garza kezi 9
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