Ciao,
I'm an Italian living in New York and Starbucks it's the only place where I can get an espresso as I like it. Before Starbucks opened I was able to drink espresso only at home, please don't close any location because otherwise I will be able to drink my espresso only at home! I personally spend at least $ 6 per day for my "solos". All the Italians coming to the States, find in Starbucks a second home and bring money to you; why do you want to change it?