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Starbucks has no plans for Mount Zion Road location

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Starbucks in Decatur

Decatur's only freestanding Starbucks on West Mound Road is shown. 

DECATUR — Coffee fans expecting to get their Starbucks pumpkin spice latte at a store on the city's east side may have to wait indefinitely.

In May, the city of Decatur issued a building permit to Starbucks for $23,000 for signage at 1910 S. Mount Zion Road in front of Rural King. Chonita Lynn, a manager at the company's Mound Road store in Decatur, said at the time that Starbucks planned to open another location there Nov. 8. 

The Herald & Review sought an update on the project last week. In response, a spokesperson from Starbucks Media Relations said in an email that the company has no current plans to announce any additional store openings in Illinois.

When reached by phone Friday afternoon, a woman who identified herself as a store manager at the Mound Road location said no date had been set for the opening of the eastside store. She declined to give her name and referred further questions to Starbucks' corporate office.

In June, Bloomberg reported that the company planned to close about 150 stores in its coming fiscal year, citing slow sales growth. Starbucks said at the time that it expected comparable sales to rise 1 percent globally for that quarter, the worst performance in about nine years. 

Earlier this month, Starbucks said it would restructure its European operations and sell 77 stores there, close offices in Amsterdam and consolidate its European operations in London. 

Decatur only freestanding Starbucks is in the Mound Center plaza near Target and Olive Garden. The restaurant, which opened in 2006, offers a drive-thru and indoor and outdoor seating. Another Starbucks is located in the Target store.

Bloomberg and The Associated Press contributed to this story. 


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