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Starbucks is raising some prices regionally as it faces tough competition and rising ingredient costs.
The Seattle coffee chain is raising prices about 1 percent in the Northeast and Sunbelt regions. Starbucks won’t disclose all of the states its raising prices, but the regions include New York, Washington, D.C., and most Southern states excluding California and Florida.
Other cities where it will raise prices include Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and Albuquerque, N.M.
The price for a “tall” coffee will go up 10 cents in the regions. But beverages that are “grande,” the next size up, won’t change.
Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson says the prices reflect competition in certain markets and higher costs for coffee, fuel, and other commodities.
The last across-the-board price increase was in 2007.
Dutch Bros. Coffee will open a new Spokane outlet Wednesday at 402 S. Freya St. And in keeping with company tradition, the new store will serve free drinks all day Wednesday, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This will be the fourth Dutch Bros. store in Spokane for local owners and operators Kevin and Kerry Parker, who opened the first local store in 2006.
“We’re very excited to open a new location in Spokane, and we owe it to our fans for being so supportive and allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve in our local communities,” Kevin Parker said in a news release.
Regular business hours will be Sunday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately-held, drive-through coffee company. There are more than 160 locations in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.