It appears our report earlier this week was a bit premature (although this one was more accurate). Rosenberg will be losing 2 out of its 3 Starbucks locations. And a total of 8 Starbucks stores will be closing in Houston — plus 1 in the Deerbrook Mall, which is technically in Humble.
Thanks to the pioneering work of a last-name-free coffee drinker going by the name Winter, who has been on a 11-year-long “personal mission” to visit and photograph every single Starbucks in the world, we now have a well-illustrated compilation of the 11 Houstonish Starbucks locations the company has decided to close as part of its 600-store nationwide shutdown extravaganza. Ready for the tour?
3821 S. Shepherd at Farnham. On the “other ” Shepherd Curve, across from Amy’s Ice Cream. It’s been hiding there for a while, but did it ever have customers?
More shuttered Starbucks below. See them all!
914 Dallas at Main, Downtown, in the old Humble Oil headquarters. The store opened June 30, 2006.
1018 Preston at Fannin. In the ground floor of the Republic Building downtown. Opened August 4, 2006.
6400 Fannin at MacGregor. In the ground floor of the newish Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza tower in the Med Center, facing Hermann Park. You can see the store in the window near the center of the photo, hiding behind a tree. Opened September 14, 2007.
12503 Tomball Parkway at Antoine. Opened October 19, 2006.
14333 Westheimer at Briargreen. Opened September 19, 2007. Maybe this one will be go back to being a Long John Silver’s again?
10611 Bellaire at Wilcrest, in Chinatown. Opened just a few months ago: March 25, 2008.
6001 North Freeway at Red Ripple. Opened February 23, 2007. This one had it all: Parking-lot patio, drive-thru, clay tile, slanty stonish tower, fake cornice.
20131 U.S. 59, in the Deerbrook Mall in Humble. Opened June 29, 2007. Great photo, huh?
27943 U.S. 59 in Rosenberg. Opened May 4, 2007.
24406 U.S. 59 in Rosenberg. Opened June 8, 2007.
- Starbucks Everywhere [Winter]
- Full List of U.S. Store Closures (PDF) [Starbucks]
- Starbucks to close 11 stores in Houston area [Houston Chronicle]
- The Death of the Grande Mocha Frappuccino Has Been Greatly Exaggerated [Swamplot]
- Houston Starbucks Closings [Swamplot]