Starbucks set to open largest coffee store, roastery in November

Starbucks plans to open its largest coffee shop in the world in about two months.

A two-year project finally coming to fruition, the coffee chain is expected to open its 43,000 square-foot, four story roastery flagship Nov. 15, according to the Chicago Tribune. It's taking the place of the former Crate & Barrel at the corner of Erie Street and North Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile.

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Many of the details are being saved for the grand opening, but customers can expect interactive tours, exclusive drinks, a full kitchen with desserts, breads, pizzas and salads and on-site roasting of the coffee beans, according to the Tribune.

About 200 people will work at the roastery, a concept the company has been expanding in recent years. Chicago will be the sixth location that roasts in-house, following New York(2018), Tokyo(2018), Shanghai(2017), Milan (2018) and Seattle (2014).


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