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Starbucks is closing some New York City public restrooms, due to heavy use

Starbucks is a very generous company, even during the holiday season (especially in the holiday season).

But generosity has its limits.

The Seattle-based coffee retailer said it's closing some of its bathrooms in many of its Manhattan stores.

The New York Post flushed out the story, noting "When you gotta go, don’t count on going at Starbucks."

Its story noted the company is closing bathrooms because many of its workers are having to wait in line since customers are using the johns. The solution is converting public bathrooms to employee-only rooms.

Some Starbucks won't make the shift, leaving users or out-of-towners with a guessing game to find stores with a public restroom.
 
The Post also said it tried to get a comment from Starbucks headquarters but was unsuccessful.



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