New York, NY – Starbucks Under Fire, For Refusing People Take Cover In Pipe Explosion.

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    New York, NY – There are questions about safety and how corporate America responds in a disaster. Case in point: Starbucks and last month’s steam pipe explosion.

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    A lot of people tried to duck inside a Starbucks for safety. But the employees wouldn’t let anyone inside, and they refused to let those already there, leave. Tonight, Starbucks defends its policy.

    Ms. Audra, was feet from the explosion, suffered a minor concussion, and like everyone else began to run.

    Audra says it looked and felt just like 9/11 but with one huge difference: on 9/11 all over Lower Manhattan, businesses and offices opened their doors for shelter.

    But on this day in July at this Starbucks on 42nd and 6th, Audra and countless others were met by locked doors and employees under order not to open them.

    Starbucks tell us they follow the lead of officials in an emergency situation but go on to say, “in times when that guidance may not be available due to rapidly developing situations where details may not be immediately available, Starbucks employees have responded by locking down and securing our store locations to ensure people do not enter or exit the building.” [abc7]


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    HF
    HF
    16 years ago

    Why are they Ganovim? Who forces anyone to go in there to buy their coffee?

    annonymously beautiful
    annonymously beautiful
    16 years ago

    most of us keep cholov yisroel, so there is no reason to patronize these ganovim,, but now even those who dont keep it, have a good reason to keep away from starbucks,,,

    Mark Levin is The Great One
    Mark Levin is The Great One
    16 years ago

    they were prob in the back burning their coffee. i dont know how ppl drink that dreq to begin with!

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Just remember that next time you want a mochachinolatteexpresso.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    someone might steal the $5 coffees