A steady stream of cars goes through the drive-through at Starbucks on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. near S. Graham St. in Seattle Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  Starbucks landlords, especially of busy drive-throughs, say they’re not willing to give in to Starbucks’ request for 12 months of lease concessions.  This particular location also has no inside seating.
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Starbucks gets cold reception after demanding rent breaks from landlords

Starbucks, warning of the impact of "the worst recession since the Great Depression," has demanded rent concessions from many of its landlords. Some are not happy to be asked.

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