Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We got plenty of competion, local mom+pop, Pete's, even McDonald got coffee tastier and cheaper in a rural small city.

Harlem NY got a few Starbucks with mediocre rating, not sure how to correlate ** with price value vs ***** .....

May be Z tries to buy Starbuck after selling off AR.....


Jun 22, 2015 12:45 PM
Scott Harestad
Greenridge Realty - Grand Haven, MI
Your Favorite Realtor

In Grand Haven, Michigan we have quite a few local coffee shops  - Jumpin Java, Coffee Grounds, even Biggby Coffee, a local Michigan chain. Many folks in Grand Haven value local businesses over large chains so I wouldn't forsee the value of homes dipping on account of Starbucks leaving.

Jun 22, 2015 11:46 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Lewitz It would be business as usual. No great loss as far as I am concerned.

Jun 22, 2015 11:10 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As The big S is inconvenient here and there are better coffee houses probably nothing!

Jun 22, 2015 11:07 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Nothing at all.

The addicts would drive a few minutes more to the next 'Bucks' or Panera or DD or McD's or Perkins or JavaJoe's or Seattle Coffee.....

I will admit, when showing homes to out of area buyers, they do ask, "Where is the nearest Starbucks?"  When you squeeze, what they are really asking is 'Can a walk to a coffee shop?"  STARBUCKs is becoming legend.

Jun 22, 2015 10:42 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

funny.... we are just getting our first starbucks NOW.... never said we were first off the blocks, but we DO have a growing community.... Starbucks sees the potential...

Jun 22, 2015 09:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nothing would happen other than some habits would have to change. There are plenty of alternatives with even better coffee.

Jun 22, 2015 09:32 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

The traffic jams at various intersections would die down.

Jun 22, 2015 07:48 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jack. Since I don't drink coffee, not much for me, but would miss my hot chocolate at Dunkin Donut.

Jun 22, 2015 06:43 PM
Martin Kalisker
Greater Boston Association of REALTORS - Boston, MA
Professional Standards & Legal Assistant

Unfortunately, Dunkin would probably take over the space. Actually, come to think of it, a local Starbucks actually did close down and a Peets Coffee moved in.

Jun 22, 2015 03:28 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I don't think we would actually notice if it went out of business

Jun 22, 2015 03:27 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The world would keep turning.

Jun 22, 2015 02:36 PM
Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist

The local mom n pop coffee shops would thrive.

Jun 22, 2015 02:30 PM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Nothing at all. I think that's the tail wagging the dog. Starbucks builds where the demographic can make them money

Jun 22, 2015 12:41 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We don't have a Starbucks in the  neighborhood but there are 3 in town. If one went out of business the others would pick up the slack or one of the other coffee shops or Panera would fill the gap.

Jun 22, 2015 12:29 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

  I've only had 1 cup of coffee at a Starbucks.  Impact on Naples and or my neighborhood?  Nothing at all.

Jun 22, 2015 12:21 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I personally don't think there will be ny change.  We have a lot of coffe places here.

Jun 22, 2015 12:17 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I hope it happens Jack, I like the little guy.

Jun 22, 2015 12:09 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Ha! We'd be fine! There would be more mom and pop coffee houses like there used to be.

Jun 22, 2015 11:56 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not so sure that Starbucks drives that vs Starbucks searches for better neighborhoods.  Regardless, if they went out of business, another higher end coffee shop would fill it's place. 

We have another high end coffee place that is in 4 or 5 of our upscale towns.

Jun 22, 2015 11:52 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They may calm down a little.

Mar 09, 2019 08:43 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

As there is no Starbucks that is walkable from where I am I will say nothing. But in those areas where there is one I like to think that the market will correct itself and ther coffee shops will pick up the slack and nothing will change. It's a non-factor usually.

Jun 23, 2015 01:02 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Not sure, a bunch of angry people??  We have a great coffee shop here on the Island called Island Joe's.  I think we would be fine - the town is small enough.  I guess I am saying we would adapt - just like we did when we lost Krispy Creme Donuts :(

Jun 23, 2015 12:06 AM
John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
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No Starbucks in my town.  They are missing a good bet...


Jun 23, 2015 12:02 AM
Chris Lima
Turtle Reef Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
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I am sure that I not alone in this but I am certainly in the minority.  My first Starbuck's experience almost two decades ago was an unplanned stop at a rest area.  I was tired and needed a pick me up.  My first reaction YUCK! However, it certainly woke me up.  I guess my palate was ruined by all of those years of Dunkin' Donuts. Up until 5 years ago I had never even tried a flavored coffee. I have returned to Starbucks about 3 times in the last two decades.  So, to make a long answer even longer.......My neighborhood would survive if Starbucks went out of business.

Jun 22, 2015 11:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My neighborhood did very well for years without any Starbucks, so I'm sure it would survive if Starbucks disappeared. There's always something/someone who will fill the vacuum (maybe even better than Starbucks).

Jun 22, 2015 11:23 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not think it will affect my neighborhood.

Jun 22, 2015 09:24 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We don't have one near us. Java Kai is our coffe magnet here.

Jun 22, 2015 02:34 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We don't have a Starbucks in my town!

Jun 22, 2015 11:55 AM