Starbucks Opens 35,000-Square-Foot Reserve Roastery in Downtown Chicago

by Alex Tostado

Chicago — Starbucks Coffee Co. has opened its Reserve Roastery in downtown Chicago. The 35,000-square-foot, five-story roastery opened to the public Friday, Nov. 15 and is the largest Starbucks location. The store is located in the Magnificent Mile in a space formerly occupied by Crate & Barrel. All of the coffee beans roasted at the facility are served and sold on site. There are three coffee bars at the roastery. Baristas make classic espresso beverages at the coffee bar on the main floor. An experiential bar can be found on the third floor where customers can learn more about the art and science of coffee. A barrel-aged coffee bar can be found on the fourth floor where guests can enjoy cocktail-inspired coffee creations exclusive to the Chicago roastery. In addition to beverages, visitors can purchase food at Princi, a boutique bakery and café. The Chicago roastery joins locations in Seattle, Shanghai, Milan, New York and Tokyo.

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