New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks Starbucks (SBUX) isn't the biggest operation cluttering up street corners.
"There are 29 times more tobacco sellers than Starbucks in New York City. We're going to be going after licensing and capping that," de Blasio said in a tweet Wednesday. Don't let the mayor's tweet lead you to believe that Starbucks doesn't have a massive presence in the city that never sleeps, however.
There are more than 300 Starbucks stores in New York City, according to a 2015 study from the Center for an Urban Future. That number has likely increased since as Starbucks moves forward with its aggressive growth plans.
There are 29 times more tobacco sellers than Starbucks in New York City. We're going to be going after licensing and capping that.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 19, 2017
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