Starbucks (SBUX +1.5%) starts to fall out of favor in the Big Apple as a host of new mini-chains...

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

Starbucks (SBUX +1.5%) starts to fall out of favor in the Big Apple as a host of new mini-chains start to chip away at the company's 200-store stable in the city, according to Slate. At issue: The backlash of finicky NYC consumers as Starbucks implements minor changes - such as limiting laptop use and removing cushy chairs - to keep traffic moving along at high-rent stores.