Flagship Starbucks Opened in Gold Coast Yesterday; Serves Booze Tomorrow
Dec05

Flagship Starbucks Opened in Gold Coast Yesterday; Serves Booze Tomorrow

It’s been a few months since we last checked in on the new flagship Starbucks going up in the Gold Coast, and guess what — it’s open! The store at 1003 North Rush Street opened Tuesday, December 4th and brings the coffee chain’s latest design iteration to downtown Chicago. Like the Starbucks stores we’ve written about in Seattle, this one goes heavy on recycled, reclaimed, and reused. The walls are lined...

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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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