Starbucks is about to get slightly less ubiquitous in Hayward, with yesterday’s announcement that the 26953 Mission Blvd. location, across from Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, is on the list of 600 stores to be closed nationwide.
It joins the East Bay Starbucks 7, with Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Emeryville and Walnut Creek taking a similar hit.
The stores are expected to close by early next year, but fear not — for those who choose to eschew the little guy in favor of Big Coffee, there will still be a Starbucks at 245 W. Jackson St., 799 A St., 19661 Hesperian Blvd., 20499 Hesperian Blvd., 23948 Hesperian Blvd., 1695 Industrial Parkway, 2472 Whipple Road, 22555 Mission Blvd, 25151 Santa Clara St, and the nearing-critical-mass Starbucks and Starbucks-in-a-Safeway, at 22288 Foothill Blvd. and 22280 Foothill Blvd..