MEDIA ALERT: Starbucks Closes Between 5:30 and 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday to Perfect the Art of Espresso

WHAT:Â Starbucks conducts historic in-store education and training event for more than 135,000 store partners (employees) across the United States.
In-store event and media-related details include:
• The company will close each of its nearly 7,100 company-operated stores in the U.S. on Tuesday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. local time to conduct a nationwide education event, designed to energize partners and transform the customer experience.
• Stores with evening hours will re-open at 9:00 p.m.Â
• The comprehensive educational curriculum to provide a renewed focus on espresso standards that will help ensure the exceptional quality of every beverage.