Save Roy St Coffee & Tea

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Roy St Coffee & Tea is not just a store, it is a pillar for the Capitol Hill community. For the last decade, this coffee shop has been a destination for many who seek to be accepted, to be acknowledged, and to be exposed to those who are different and yet similar to who they are.

Roy St Coffee & Tea has met and exceeded the core values that have been expressly stated by the Starbucks mission, to inspire and nurture the human spirit- one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. With news of the closing of Roy St Coffee & Tea,the creation of a warm and belonging atmosphere is undermined by the changing visions from Starbucks leadership. Acting with the courage and challenging the status quo begins to be questioned, as they shutter the doors of an establishment that has done just that. Finding new ways to find growth for the company [Starbucks] and each other is lessened.

Roy St Coffee & Tea acts as a intermediacy between an independently owned business and a fortune 500 giant.

This petition is to act as a message to Starbucks Corporate that their action of closing Roy St Coffee & Tea is viewed as the eradication of a community hub for all those who seek inclusivity and acceptance.

Those who sign their names below write their names in solidarity with those who have called Roy St Coffee & Tea home. We request a reconsideration of the closing of Roy St Coffee & Tea.

Let us come together and keep our community

Thank you.