April 29, 2017
If Starbucks is your thing and you feel the need to have four floors worth of coffee, then you may want to reassess where in the world you live and why you didn’t choose to live in Chicago. This is because the company announced that they would be opening their third Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago by 2019, but also because Chicago sounds nice.
The four-story, 43,000 square foot roastery will be, according to Starbucks, a “fully sensorial coffee environment dedicated to roasting, brewing and packaging its rare, small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the world.”
This Starbucks will be the largest Starbucks in the world, and will be housed in what is currently a Crate and Barrel store on Michigan Avenue, which is the high-end shopping district in Chicago. The store is slated to be an interactive space featuring multiple ways of brewing, mixology, a new menu with different coffee options, and fresh baking on-site.
This store follows the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle, opened in 2014, and the second, which will open in New York in 2018. There will also be a Reserve store opening in Chicago’s West Loop in 2018, but it will be nowhere near the size of the Michigan Avenue location.