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Starbucks in downtown Wayzata is closing for good

The other location in Wayzata will remain open.

The Starbucks in downtown Wayzata is closing for good, the company confirmed Thursday. 

The store, located at 740 E Lake St., will close, with Starbucks telling Bring Me The News, "We continually evaluate our business to ensure a healthy store portfolio. After careful consideration, we’ve determined it is best to close the store."

Starbucks, which not long ago opened a second location in Wayzata (the new location has a drive-thru), said employees at the Lake Street location have the opportunity to transfer to one of the other nearby locations.

BMTN has asked Starbucks when the store will close. Local blog Wayzata.com says the store is slated to close Oct. 23 and there's a petition to save it.

No other details about why the store is closing have been shared. However, rumors among locals that Starbucks' downtown Wayzata location, which is steps from the historic Section Foreman house and Lake Minnetonka, would close began swirling a few years ago when it opened a second location less than a mile away.

The rumors started again when Penny's Coffee opened next door, giving the city three coffee shops on the same street. (There's a Caribou Coffee about two blocks away from the Lake Street Starbucks.)

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