Starbucks is making big impressions off late. After opening a lavish Reserve Roastery in Tokyo earlier this year, the coffee-giant is now set to inaugurate its largest outlet in the world at the windy city in the United States.
Expected to open later in the year, the humungous coffee shop will span across four-levels and will occupy an area of 43,000 square foot in total. It will be located at the Magnificent Mile area and will take over the space that was formerly occupied by Crate and Barrel.
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On one side of the Main Bar, nitrogen-infused gelato produces an icy cloud—and an impossibly creamy affogato. A few feet away, bubbling siphons showcase the theatrical side of brewing. Our Master Baristas call these stations Fire and Ice. We just call them awesome. #MilanoRoastery #GrazieMilano #StarbucksItaly
The novel Roastery will be dedicated to roasting, brewing and packaging rare, small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the world and will offer exclusive Reserve beverages and mixology sessions on site.
Guests visiting the Chicago Roastery will also be treated to specialty coffees and teas, craft cocktails and elevated food, along with a plethora of fresh baked items. Exclusive drinks “inspired by the culture and traditions of Chicago” will also be up for grabs.
Commenting on the lavish space, Howard Schultz, Starbucks executive chairman said, “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,” He further added, “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” and the novel Chicago Reserve Roastery will be open until midnight on Fridays and Saturday and until 11 p.m. during the week. You know where to head for a caffeinated dose of life!