SAN DIEGO - A big name coffee shop will be shutting its doors in Ocean Beach and some residents are celebrating.
Starbucks will close its location on Newport Ave and Bacon St sometime next month, much to the delight of some residents of the beach community, which has historically rejected corporate stores in favor or supporting locally owned shops.
“You just don’t see anything corporate,” Anthony Enricht told NBC 7. “You don’t see anything and everything’s kind of unique in its own way.”
Ocean Beach residents protested the opening of the Starbucks in 2001 and they've protested other national corporate brands that have opened stores in the community, including CVS and Target. But, residents of the beach community were glad to hear that all of the staff are getting jobs at other Starbucks locations.
Starbucks didn't give a reason why the location will be closing.