Starbucks is ending its venture into stores specializing in tea.
Disappointing sales have prompted the Seattle-based coffee giant to close all 379 of its Teavana stores, The Associated Press reported Thursday. The businesses are based in malls.
There are three stores in the Sacramento area: Arden Fair, Westfield Galleria in Roseville and Solano Town Center in Fairfield. The locations will be shuttered over the next year.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says a drop in mall visitors played a factor in the decision.
“We felt it was an appropriate time to take the decision and begin shutting down those stores,” Johnson told AP.