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Starbucks to Close Remaining Teavana Stores After Settling Mall Dispute

Starbucks to Close Remaining Teavana Stores After Settling Mall Dispute


The last Teavana stores will close for good

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Starbucks will still be closing all remaining Teavana stores after reaching a settlement with Simon Property Group, the largest operator of shopping malls in the United States. Although Starbucks announced their plans for Teavana store closures in July of last year, the commercial real estate company filed the lawsuit against the coffee conglomerate in early December on the grounds that Starbucks had signed leases for the Teavana stores and that closing them would break contractual obligations. The closures were halted until an agreement was reached.

The Daily Meal reached out to Starbucks and received this response from a spokesperson: “We have indeed reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute. We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.”

Teavana tea drinks will still be sold in Starbucks stores in the U.S., and the brand is also prominently featured in Starbucks’ new Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, which features a Teavana bar made from 3-D-printed recycled materials — making it one of the world’s coolest Starbucks stores.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


Simon Settles Suit With Starbucks Over Teavana Closures

In November, an Indiana judge ordered Starbucks to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon Property. A Starbucks Teavana store in the Queens Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Esther Fung

Simon Property Group and Starbucks Corp. have reached a settlement over a lawsuit by the mall owner that had sought to prevent Starbucks from closing Teavana stores in its shopping centers.

In November, an Indiana judge ordered the coffee giant to halt from closing Teavana stores in 77 retail locations owned by Simon. Starbucks filed an appeal against the preliminary injunction.

“We’ve reached an agreement with Simon to settle our dispute,” said Sanja Gould, a spokeswoman at Starbucks. “We are thankful to our customers who have enjoyed Teavana tea at these specialty retail locations and will continue to emphasize Teavana tea in new and different ways at Starbucks.” She declined to comment on potential dates for closures.

Simon didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Starbucks in July said it planned to close all 379 locations of Teavana, a chain of high-end tea shops, by the spring of 2018, noting the stores’ underperformance likely would continue, in part because of weak foot traffic in malls.


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