Tomorrow, February 26, 2008, all, yes I said ALL, Starbucks will close at 5:30 PM to facilitate a training overhaul. Howard Schultz, who recently returned to helm the company he started years ago, has ordered this emergency intensive remedial training, hopefully giving baristas valuable skills they should have learned in the ordinary 40-hour new "partner" training. Various new and improved techniques for cleaning and preparation will be leaned during this time.
* In other Starbucks news, while they just opened yet another location on Peachtree Rd. (adjacent to the Buckhead MARTA station) they closed their established location in Virginia Highlands next to Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream.