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Castro Starbucks set to reopen next week after six-week closure

Castro Starbucks set to reopen next week after six-week closure
Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline
By Steven Bracco - Published on January 19, 2022.

Castro residents and visitors looking for their daily fix of Starbucks coffee, lattes, frappucinos, and more will soon be able to order drinks again.

According to a Starbucks spokesperson, the Castro Starbucks at 4094 18th St. (at Castro St.) is set to reopen next week after a six-week closure.

It was two weeks before Christmas when the Castro location shuttered and a sign announcing the temporary closure was posted on the storefront window. "Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience," the sign read. "We are working to re-open our store as quickly as possible."


A sign announcing Starbucks' temporary closure. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

 

At the time no exact reason was given for the closure and Starbucks spokesperson Cecilia Camardo told Hoodline it would be only for a week or two.

Now six weeks into the closure, many Hoodline readers and tipsters have inquired about when the store will be reopening.

On a visit to the store yesterday by a Hoodline reporter, workers from Coit Cleaning & Restoration were seen inside the store. Boxes filled with cups, lids, straws, and more had been pulled from the rear supply room and placed on top of milk crates. Fans could also be seen inside the store.


Items from the supply room have been placed on top of milk crates. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

 

Public records indicate no permits were filed for the repair work, indicating the damage was minor.

Camardo tells Hoodline "This location was temporarily closed for repairs after a facilities issue." Camardo declined to provide any further information except to say that it was not a health or safety issue.

Hoodline readers will recall this isn't the first coffee shop to temporarily close on the block while it underwent repairs. Réveille Coffee temporarily closed over the summer for mold remediation. Ultimately, Réveille announced its permanent closure in November after seven years in the Castro.