No more need for the rumorville, because Starbucks has released a list of the 616 stores that will close their doors for good by June 2009. You may have just been getting to know the green-aproned staff at these locations, as most were opened sometime in the last two years.
The 616 of Starbucks's 7,087 total US stores were unprofitable and many could identify another Starbucks as neighbors. While this close proximity would make it easy to borrow milk, it did nothing to increase sales. You can discover if your neighborhood's Starbucks will be permanently hanging up the closed sign by checking out a map of the exact locations.