DSU Starbucks closed over weekend due to staff illnesses



The Starbucks located on the first floor of DSU will remain closed until Jan. 24.

Michael Crimmins, News reporter

The Starbucks located in Downing Student Union, a popular stop for students in between classes, will close until Jan. 24.

The coffee shop announced on Friday it will reopen Monday of next week in a Tweet sent out by the WKU Restaurant Group. Normal operations will resume on that date. 

According to the WKU Restaurant Group, the temporary closure is due to a portion of staff being out due to illness.

Some of the staff at our Starbucks location are out due to illness which makes it difficult to have adequate coverage for our shifts,” the group said.

The group stresses that this closure is not due to any supply chain issues, but instead they are short staffed due to illness.

To combat any worker shortages at their restaurants, the group has held multiple job fairs over the past couple of months.

“We offer many benefits to encourage students to come work with us,” the group said.

Students can apply to work with on-campus restaurants by clicking here. 

News reporter Michael Crimmins can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @michael_crimm