Starbucks closes store in Interbay

The Starbucks next to the Red Mill on West Dravus in Interbay closed for good on Sunday.

“As we continue to take steps to make sure we’re meeting customer’s needs, we’ve made the difficult decision to close our location at 1609 West Dravus Street in Seattle,” the Starbucks press team told My Ballard when we asked what happened. “We’re happy to confirm that all Starbucks partners (employees) working at that store have transferred to nearby locations.”

According to county records, the property sold to Six to One LLC in late December. This property listing said the small lot sold for $875,000.

As you can see from the map above — that green dot in the middle of Interbay is the store that closed — Magnolia is down to one location. Central Ballard has 5 Starbucks (3 are inside other stores), and the newest location on 15th gets a heavy amount of drive-through traffic.

“From time to time we make adjustments to make sure we’re providing the right blend of both convenient and premium options to choose from,” Starbucks explained. “Nowhere does this show up more clearly than in Seattle where our stores can feature the convenience of the core Starbucks menu, our immersive coffee bars and the premium Starbucks Roastery on Capitol Hill.”

Of course, there are many other coffee shops in Ballard and Magnolia — many of them independent — so there are always plenty of places to get your coffee fix.

(Thanks Kay for the tip!)

6 comments on “Starbucks closes store in Interbay”

  1. Is an “immersive coffee bar” where they dip you in the coffee? Seriously, why companies think we want to be talked to in Self-Important Marketing Executive Speak is beyond me.

  2. I think coffee is pretty much gluten free. Do you post this question on every article? If you are Pagan you could be Megan the Vegan Pagan!

  3. @Josh – If she lived in New York City she could be Megan the Vegan on the Major Deegan!

  4. I sure wish they’d close the drive through on 15th. The traffic interference really doesn’t seem warranted.

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