Status Update: Flagship Starbucks
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Status Update: Flagship Starbucks

Demolition is underway at 1003 North Rush Street, the future home of Chicago’s Flagship Starbucks store.   We were the first people to tell you that the store is intended to be upscale, serving wine, craft beers, and better food in Starbucks’ new store layout and materials, tested over the last couple of years in Seattle. The Chicago flagship will have a balcony hanging over the sidewalk on the second floor, a green roof,...

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Would You Like Some Booze With Your Latte?

When the design for Starbucks’ new Gold Coast store was made public, it struck a familiar chord with us. (See our previous coverage here)  What it reminded us of is this: This is the “Olive and Summit” Starbucks in Seattle. You see, Starbucks operates a pair of skunkworks cafes (700 Broadway East and 328 15th Avenue East) in one of Seattle’s hippest neighborhoods, Capitol Hill. Capitol hill is like a smaller,...

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