Starbucks in Hong Kong



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Admiralty Centre, Admiralty

OPENED: 07 February 2011, PHOTO: 29 March 2011

One of the smallest stores in Hong Kong!

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50 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

This store, relocated from Hysan Avenue, is very small, but makes up for its size with style. The design is the new 2010 style featuring reclaimed furnishings, and its coolest touch is what a decoration made to look like the lid from an Indian tea create, mounted on a wall next to the bathrooms. And rather than "M" and "W" to designate the two toilets, they have instead stylistic male/female metal emblems.

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Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

This newer store not only features the new style of design element, using reclaimed materials, but also has a bit of quirky nature. You will immediately notice the old window panes mounted on the columns, but if you look more closely you will see a cute little sign that reads "i'm a HOSE REEL". Towards the back is a large Starbucks cup with the new logo, and on a wall are shelves holding books, photos, and a truly quirky touch, an old General Electric clock radio.

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Caine Road, Central

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

Of all the stores in the Central district, this one seems the most "Asian" to me.

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Fortress Hill

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

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248 Queens Road East - Shop 5-6, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 27 March 2011

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AIA Tower, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006

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Airport - North Satellite Concourse, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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Alexandra House II, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

This was Hong Kong's flagship store in 2006, although I'm not sure it retains that status now that Duddell Street is open.

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Causeway Bay Plaza One, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 14 September 2006

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China Hong Kong City, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

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Citibank Plaza, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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Citywalk, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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Cyberport, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

Click 'more' to see the view from across the balcony.

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Cyberport L3, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

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Discovery Park, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011



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Duddell Street, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

This singularly unique Starbucks is the coolest in Hong Kong, and one of the coolest I have seen in the entire world--perhaps only Capucines in Paris is better. The store follows the "bing sutt" (ice house) concept of old, as explained by two signs. The store displays old photos of both the building and adjacent Ice House Street as well as tributes to the Pike Place store. I cannot even begin to list all of the cool decorations and memoriabilia in the store--you'll just have to save up and visit Hong Kong when you can!

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Emax - Ground Floor, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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Empire Centre, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

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Exchange Square, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 14 September 2006

The first in Hong Kong!

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Fashion Island - First Floor-Reloc, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

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Great Eagle Centre - Ground Floor, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 27 March 2011

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Hang Lung Centre, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011



Happy Valley, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 27 March 2011

This store is up on the second floor, fairly unusual.

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Harbour City Third Floor, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

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Harbour City, Ocean Centre, L4, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

This newer store sports a new design concept that uses a lot of reclaimed materials. Besides that, there is an entire wall dedicated to showing photos of environmental stewardship. In the back, look for three displays depicting the history of the Starbucks name and logo.

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Harbour Crystal Centre, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

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HKG - Int Airport Gate 21, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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HKG - Term 1 Lvl 6 Gate 44, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011



HKG Terminal 1 Arrival Hall 5T028, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011



HKIA Terminal 2 5P119, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

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HKU, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

This store is dedicated to Simona Chang.

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Hong Kong Station, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 14 September 2006

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Hung Hom KCRC, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

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Hutchison House, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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IFC II - 2F, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

This store has a cool new concept, a lot of food offerings--meals, not just snacks--like lasagna or beef chili, prominently displayed in a large glass case up front.

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I-Square, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 29 March 2011

This very cool new concept store has something unusual, an express bar that faces the hallway of the shopping centre, completely separate from the full bar inside. Another unusual feature is its diversity concept--most stores in HK are staffed by ethnic Chinese, but this one goes out of the way to hire some non-Chinse. Cool decore include funky red tile on one wall, a large reddish reflective mirror slanting up the side of the main room, and a large picture window facing Nathan road.


Jardine House - G/F Lift Lobby, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 29 March 2011

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KCRC - Tai Po - Shop B, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

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Knutsford Steps, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

This lobby of this cute store is very small, but there is additional seating outside, with some very interesting and decorative floor tile.

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Kornhill Plaza, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011



Lan Kwai Fong - Relocation, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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LCX Ocean Terminal, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

I'm not a big fan of malls, but LCX is actually pretty cool, with a vibe different from that of most malls I've seen.

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Man Yee, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 29 March 2011

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Maritime Square, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 17 September 2006



Metroplaza, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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Millennium City 2, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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Mirror Tower, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

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MTR - Admiralty, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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MTR - Central Transfer Concourse, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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New Town Plaza - Level 1, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

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New Town Plaza 2 - Level 3, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011



New World Tower, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 29 March 2011

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NTP 3 - 1st Floor Open Area, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

Inside the Yata department store.

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One Kowloon - G/F Lift Lobby, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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Pacific Place 405, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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Pacific Place, Central, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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Peak Galleria, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

The store itself is fairly ordinary, but the free view to the right is great, and if you want to spend 30 HDK, walk over to Sky Terrace at The Peak to get a MAGNIFICENT view of the city.

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Plaza Hollywood, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011



Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

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Queensway Plaza, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

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Rumsey Street, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006



Sai Kung - Shop A2-A5, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011



Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011, ORIGINAL VISIT: 16 September 2006



This mall store is busy enough to need an external seating area.

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South Horizon - Ground Floor, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011



St. Teresas Hospital, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

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Star Ferry, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 28 March 2011

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Sun Arcade - Lower Level, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

Good thing for that big sign, because otherwise this store, tucked into a corner, could be hard to see!


Sun Hung Kai Centre - Lift Lobby, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 27 March 2011

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Tai Po Mega Mall, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

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Telford Plaza I, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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The Forum, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 14 September 2006

Because of the structure of the building, the seating area is separate from the bar--extremely unusual.

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The Landmark 360 - 3F, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

As of my visit, this was the only kiosk inside a supermarket. Unlike all such kiosks in America, this one is real, run by Coffee Concepts just like all the others in HK. Another unusual thing--this store allows regulars to keep their tumblers on a shelf so they don't have to remember to bring them in!

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Times Square - 6/F Open Area, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

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Times Square 9/F, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006

This one is on the 9th level, of at least 14--the most stories of any shopping center I've ever seen.

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Tong Chong Street, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

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Tuen Mun Town Centre, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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W Square - Shop B, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 27 March 2011

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Wan Chai Tower, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 14 September 2006

This store in an office tower is unusual for having two levels. The second level has a wall-to-wall mirror, great for egomaniacs like me.

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Wong Tai Sin Shopping Centre - G/F, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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WTC More - Ground Floor - Reloc, Hong Kong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

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APM, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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Austin Road, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 03 April 2011

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Cultural Centre, Kowloon

OPENED: ?? December 2010, PHOTO: ? March 2011

This relocated store now displays a changing gallery of art from local artists.

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Element, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 25 March 2011

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Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006



Kai Tin, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

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Kowloon Hotel, Shop G01 & 02, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006

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Nathan Hotel, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006

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Olympian City 2, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 17 September 2006

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TST Seibu - B1, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 29 March 2011



Whampoa Garden - Shop 5 Site 4, Kowloon

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 02 April 2011

When you visit this store, make sure to look across the intersection... you'll find a surprising sight. Legend has it that a l i e n s deposited that ship there!

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MegaBox 6th Floor, Kowloon Bay

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 01 April 2011

Wow--I thought I had seen everything when I visited the two stores at the 10-STORY Times Square mall in Kuala Lumpur, but this mall has TWENTY LEVELS!!!

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Festival Walk AMC, Kowloon Tong

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011



AIA Building - Macau

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 30 March 2011

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Macau Senado, Macau

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 30 March 2011

Of the four (as of this writing) stores in Macau, this is the only one that features Portuguese architecture. Make sure to go upstairs and enjoy the room with the open windows, and be sure to look around for the multitude of old photographs on the walls.

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Venetian, Macau

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 30 March 2011

This store, next to the casino, has a faux-bamboo decoration right in the middle of the floor.

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Wynn Macao, Macau

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 30 March 2011

This store, on the casino floor, is unusual, possibly unique, because it is the only one where I had to check my backpack before I could visit.


Gala Centre, Mong Kok

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

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Langham Place, Mong Kok

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006



One Grand Tower, Mongkok

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 15 September 2006

This store is dedicated to Karen!

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FitFort, North Point

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 26 March 2011

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Taikoo Shing, Tai Koo Shing

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006



Star Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 31 March 2011

Actually on Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong's equivalent of that famous Hollywood landmark, this store offers perhaps the best view of any Starbucks in the city. Be sure to go upstairs to the open-air balcone--it is not obvious that you can, because there is no staircase--only a lift.

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Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 29 March 2011

Oh, sweet! This relocated store sports a new design concept and a very unusual feature, a cool and quirky mural on a back wall!

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Gloucester Road, Wan Chai

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 14 September 2006

Yes, there's another location in the Wanchai Tower across the road, but seeing as how Gloucester Road is the primary thoroughfare through the district and hellah busy, it's a good thing.

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Hopewell Centre, Wan Chai

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 16 September 2006

This store, larger than I expected for a "mall", has a couple of standard tall tables, but unusual stools.

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Closed Stores
1063 Kings Road (Closed)
Airport Gate 2 (Closed)
Cochrane Street (Closed)
Cochrane Street (Closed)
Cochrane Street (Closed)
Cochrane Street (Closed)
Cultural Centre (Closed)
Fashion Island - Ground Flr(Closed)
Fashion Island - Ground Flr(Closed)
HKG - Gate 16 CLK Airport (Closed)
Hysan (Closed)
Hysan (Closed)
Hysan (Closed)
Jardine House - Lower G/F - Closed
Jardine House - Lower G/F - Closed
Jardine House - Lower G/F - Closed
MTR- TAI KOO (Closed)
Star House (Closed)
Star House (Closed)
Star House (Closed)
Times Square 3/F
Times Square 3/F
World Trade Centre - 1F (Closed)
World Trade Centre - 1F (Closed)
World Trade Centre - 1F (Closed)
World Trade Centre - 1F (Closed)
World Trade Centre - 1F (Closed)

 

Stores Not Visited
KCR- LO WU
Ngong Ping
Airport - Sky Pier II
Tsuen Wan Plaza
Sham Tseng
Sunshine City Plaza

 

Stores Closed Before I Could Visit

The following stores are ones that I was not able to visit before they closed. Each of these stores represents the loss of a small piece of my soul. If I miss enough stores, I will eventually lose all of my soul and become like one of the walking dead. I appeal to Starbucks to alert me ahead of time before a store closes so that I will not lose my soul in its entirety.

15-19 Hollywood Road -
Central Plz-3rd Flr
Century Square Hong Kong
Cultural Centre
Elgin Street
Gateway Hong Kong
Hau Tak Mall
Heng Fa - Paradise Mall
HK Science Park - Lobby
HKAA - 6Z520
HKG - HKAA - 5T556
HKG - Smoking Lounge -
Hong Kong Airport Skydance
Lung Cheung Mall
Maritime Square
MegaBox B&Q
Megabox Office Lobby
Millennium City 1
MTR - Kwun Tong
New World Centre
Ocean Centre
Repulse Bay
Stanley Plaza
The Landmark
Tuen Mun Hospital - 2/F
Two Intl Finance Center