April 17, 2018 Coffee & Company

Statement from Starbucks and Attorney Stewart Cohen from Cohen, Placitella & Roth

PHILADELPHIA (APRIL 17, 2018) — For the past several days, Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson and the gentlemen involved in the incident at the Philadelphia Starbucks store have engaged in constructive discussions about this issue as well as what is happening in communities across the country. 

Mr. Johnson apologized on behalf of Starbucks, and the conversation continues today about how this painful incident can become a vehicle for positive social change.  We have a situation – and the people at the center of it have come together with civility, common purpose and a willingness to listen and work towards a solution.  Together we ask that the community respect this process.  There will be more to follow.  


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