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Fate of Exeter Starbucks After Stop & Shop Closure?

The only Starbucks in Exeter is located inside Stop & Shop.

The fate of the Exeter Starbucks is unclear after Stop & Shop announced it will close its grocery store in Exeter.
The fate of the Exeter Starbucks is unclear after Stop & Shop announced it will close its grocery store in Exeter.
Stop & Shop on Tuesday said it will close all six of its New Hampshire locations, including one in Exeter.

The Exeter location has a Starbucks inside, and it was immediately unclear how the closure will affect it. It's the only Starbucks in town.

Exeter Patch reached out to Starbucks and asked how the Exeter location could be affected. We will post the company's response as soon as we get it.

Stop & Shop said it will close its New Hampshire stores on or before Sept. 21.

The next closest Starbucks to Exeter is in Epping.
Robert Prior August 07, 2013 at 04:18 PM
It would be nice if, instead of driving to find another Starbucks, folks would try a really great independent / locally-owned coffee shop right in downtown Exeter. D Squared Java <http://dsquaredjava.com/> is at 155 Water St., across from the bank. They have superb coffee and great food.
Bjm Ward August 07, 2013 at 04:26 PM
We eagerly awaited the opening of D2 Java and were among the first customers. We gave it a couple of tries (because of course first days are never a completely good judge of a business) ... We do not enjoy it. I am certain others do and that is great and I hope you continue to support it and enjoy it. But why people feel it necessary to degrade Starbucks and those who enjoy it is really not only beyond me but unnecessary -- Starbucks in S&S does a HUGE business ... That business revenue could stay in Exeter or go to Epping (or Stratham if Starbucks opens down the road) ... Why should it ??
Robert Prior August 07, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Bonnie, I was not dissing Starbucks nor the folks who like their coffee - I was just putting in a good word for the local alternative, a store that does not have the visibility of Starbucks. I do feel that it is important to support local, independent businesses rather than automatically defaulting to the local branch of a national or global chain.
John August 10, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Starbucks is just a brand like anything else. Go to the Seabrook Sam's and you get perfectly fine member's mark coffee at $5.88/lb, and TJ's has many great options as well in Newington.

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