World's largest Starbucks opens this November in Chicago

Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 12:13:43-04

CHICAGO, Ill. — The world's largest Starbucks is opening on Michigan Avenue in Chicago this November and it's going to be even more extra than your no whip, triple-shot, skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte.

At a tiny 43,000 square feet, the four-story Reserve Roastery will be designed for the ultimate customer experience. Dedicated to roasting, brewing and packaging its rare, small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the world, it will also offer different brewing methods, exclusive Reserve beverages and mixology. Fresh baked items will also be made on site.

Starbucks opened its first location outside of its flagship city of Seattle in Chicago over 30 years ago. They announced the opening of the Reserve Roastery back in 2017.

“Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, so we took our time to find an incredible space to match the unprecedented coffee experience our premium Roastery will offer," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks executive chairman. "We can’t wait to bring Chicago and the world a coffee experience worthy of their most premier real estate.”

The "world's largest Starbucks" will take over a space previously occupied by home goods retailer, Crate & Barrel.