We live in a very small town and there are very few coffee shops to go to. I would say at most 3-4 and there is only one, other than Starbucks, that offers espresso and other drinks. So,... in our case we have very little to choose from, and if Starbucks were to leave there would be only one other option for a somewhat equivalent atmosphere and only half the taste. If we lived in a big city where there was a coffee shop/barista on every corner than that would be a different story, however that is not the case here. As well as the location of Starbucks is located conveniently in the middle of the town and near shopping areas. So,... I would love for our Starbucks to stay so I can continue to enjoy my cappuccinos and iced cafe mochas!