Studio City Starbucks removes customer seating citing …
A Starbucks Coffee in Studio City is drawing attention after the store removed all customer seating. Only to-go orders are allowed at the 10965 Ventura Blvd. location of the popular coffee shop, as indicated by a sign posted to the door.
While Starbucks did not directly attribute the decision to any one cause, a spokesperson implied that the seating was removed due to a safety concern and that the decision was made at that specific store, and not at the corporate level.
Customers tell KTLA they regularly witness baristas being harassed and threatened by people who appear to be homeless.
"There have been people throwing things at the window, the baristas being harassed,” said a regular customer.
KTLA's John Fenoglio reports on May 25, 2023.