As mentioned before, Starbucks will be closing 600 of their underperforming stores in the near future. There's no way all of Silver Spring's Starbucks survive the purge. So, which locations in Silver Spring do you think will get the axe?
My top three are the following:
#1 Burnt Mills ("E" on the map): This one is wedged closely between the ones in Woodmoor and White Oak and is almost a lock. I think the Woodmoor one is reasonably safe, but as that's one I actually use on occasion, its departure would be annoying.I'll also be amazed if the Langley Park Starbucks survives. I was always surprised there was a Starbucks there in the first place and wondered if it was one of the "Magic Johnson" Starbucks. I don't think it is.
#2: Hillandale ("G"): Near the beltway entrance, which might be a positive, but between the Langley Park and White Oak locations. Not much foot traffic, I bet.
#3 White Oak ("D"): If Burt Mills or Hillandale doesn't buy the farm, this one may.
I realize there is a contingent of people out there who would gladly be rid of them all, but the truth is that the existence of Starbucks, while grotesque to you, actually helps the independent coffee houses people worry about so much.
Starbucks mapping concept blatantly stolen from Thayeravenue.com.
UPDATE: Here's an unofficial map of the Starbucks locations that will be closing. Of course, the information used to compile this is based on hearsay, since Starbucks refuses to release an official list. It's still pretty limited at the moment, so keep checking it for updates.