DC Starbucks store removes tables, chairs from seating area ahead of inauguration

A coffee shop in downtown D.C. removed tables and chairs from the seating area over concerns with crowds during Friday's inauguration.

The Starbucks Coffee on 7th and E Streets cleared the seating area on Wednesday.

Employees told FOX 5's Bob Barnard that the tables and chairs were removed to discourage any problems that might come up by people lingering inside during the inauguration.

Many streets in the area have begun to shutdown ahead of the Friday's inaugural festivities.