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Your Go-to Bay Area Starbucks may be closed indefinitely

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Your favorite local Starbucks may be closed right now.

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Dozens of Starbucks locations are currently closed across the Bay Area as the ubiquitous coffee chain grapples with staff shortages.

A look at the Starbucks store locator shows that many outposts are closed. In San Francisco, the Bush and Van Ness, Grant and Bush, Folsom Street Target, Westfield Center and Union Square locations are closed, to name a few. Some open locations close earlier than normal, with many closing times between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

KRON says some Starbucks have been closed for almost a week. The TV station reported that a Walnut Creek store on North Main has been closed since Monday; on the door is a sign that reads: “Sorry for the inconvenience. Our store is temporarily closed.”

Like many businesses, Starbucks says it has been hit by a “temporary staff shortage.”

“When a store experiences a temporary staff shortage, we respond by reducing hours to be aware that our partners are not overworked – prioritizing their health and well-being in our decision-making” , the coffee chain wrote in a statement to KRON. “These decisions are made on a store-by-store and market-by-market basis, and our customers can check the Starbucks Locator on our website or app to see their store’s current hours of operation.”

Expected reopening dates aren’t listed on the store locator, so if you’re desperate to know when your local Starbucks will serve lattes again, you’ll have to obsessively check their site.