CHICAGO - Starbucks has announced that a four-story store is set to open Friday, Nov. 15, on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
Starbucks Coffee Company is planning to open the “Starbucks Reserve Roastery” at 646 N. Michigan Ave., the previous location of Crate & Barrel's flagship store. The store will be four-stories tall, 43,000-square-feet and will be the largest Starbucks in the world.
This will be the third Roastery location in the U.S. – Seattle opened in 2014 and a location in New York is scheduled to open in 2018. International locations including Shanghai, Milan, and Tokyo are also on track to open soon.
The Roastery will be a full sensorial coffee environment which will include roasting, multiple brewing methods, and packaging rare small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the globe.
“Chicago’s Magnificent Mile brings in millions of visitors from across this globe and is the perfect location for a world-class coffee destination,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “This Starbucks Reserve Roastery will be an investment in Chicago and a strong addition to Michigan Avenue, where residents and visitors can enjoy incredible coffees from around the world in a remarkable environment.”
Chicago was the first city to open a Starbucks outside of Seattle 30 years ago.