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Charlotte-area Caribou Coffee hospital outlets also staying open

Here’s some good news for Caribou Coffee fans who are lamenting this weekend’s closing of a majority of the company’s Charlotte-area stores.

A company official says seven Caribou stores will remain open in Charlotte -- not just three, as was announced in signs posted in Caribou outlets Monday.

A spokeswoman for the company told The Observer that four Caribou Coffee shops inside Carolinas Medical Center facilities also will not be affected by the closings, announced by the Minnesota-based company over the weekend. Those four shops are operated by franchisees, not the company, according to the spokeswoman.

The company says it is closing a number of stores across the country for marketing reasons.

In the Charlotte area, stores slated for shuttering are: BB&T Tower, on South College Street; Carmel Village, at 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road; Colony and Rea, at 7845 Colony Road; East Boulevard, at 1531 East Boulevard; Galleria, at 1920 Sardis Road North; Mallard and Prosperity, at 2706 West Mallard Creek Church Road; and Mooresville, at 690 Bluefield Road in Mooresville.

Company stores surviving the cuts are Founders Hall, 100 North Tryon Street; Foxcroft, 7804 Fairview Road; and Park Road, 4327 Park Road.

The four CMC facilities are: CMC Main, 1000 Blythe Boulevard; CMC-Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Drive; CMC-Mercy, 2001 Vail Avenue; and CMC-Pineville, 10628 Park Road, Pineville.

The store closings are scheduled for noon Sunday.

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