Having once lived in the Las Vegas Valley for over three years, I can say with certainty that Clark County, Nevada has a lot of damn Starbucks, probably too many; so it came as no surprise when they announced that 17 of the 600 stores scheduled to be closed were from the Las Vegas/Henderson/North Las Vegas area.
One of those doomed stores, however, was very near and dear to me during the last sixteen months I lived there. Pictured is the Starbucks at Eastern Avenue and Serene in southeast Las Vegas. It's located in the same shopping center as one of my vendor-assigned Home Depots, and was the Starbucks mentioned in this post; as well as this post; and this one; and this one. However, this incident occurred at the Starbucks on the corner of Russell and Pecos, and this happened after I moved back at a Starbucks in the pretentiously named Mall St. Matthews.
Despite a few documented problems with some of their customers, I really liked the Starbucks at Eastern and Serene. I was there every morning three days a week, and the employees were always friendly (although not as eerily efficient as the robo-baristas at the Pecos location, where your order would be ready, pipping hot, before you got your change back). They even gave me free bags of coffee as a Christmas gift.
I hope the employees who want to stay with the company are offered jobs at other locations. There are three other Starbucks within a mile of this store, so they probably won't have to do a lot of traveling.
There's really no purpose for this post. I just wanted to link to a few stories that received a lot of comments, just as a reminder.