If your favorite Starbucks is closing, you should look for a small, local coffee shop to replace it. Starbucks went automated years ago & you can't get the quality that a small independent can offer. Every store is exactly the same, just like the Gap. Many of you are from places that didn't have espresso before Starbucks came to town, but I bet most of you have small places sprouting up since they did. Go try something new & quit trying to save the 800 lb gorilla. If you can't try something new, enjoy your usual shopping trip to Walmart & then head over to McDonalds for a cup of their new latte drinks. Same difference.