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USA


Starbucks inhouse / Perkins & Will


Niteo Lighting


Restaurants & bars


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Interior, Restaurants & bars


SAVE PROJECT

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Located on North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the opening of Chicago Reserve Roastery marks Starbucks sixth global Roastery and third location in the U.S. Designed by an in-house team with added help from Perkins & Will, a Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago takes cues from the original architecture of the largely-all-glass-and-stone department store.

The Chicago Reserve Roastery is Starbucks largest-ever immersive coffee experience – across five floors and 35,000 square feet of retail space – celebrating the company’s heritage and is a tribute to the roasting and the craft of coffee. Visitors will be able to see, hear and learn about coffee’s extraordinary journey through intentional and unparalleled design, while enjoying a menu featuring unique beverages exclusive to this location.

The Chicago Roastery joins locations in Seattle, Shanghai, Milan, New York and Tokyo. “The design of the Chicago Roastery was inspired by the iconic Chicago landmark, and the city itself,” said Jill Enomoto, vice president of Roastery Design & Concept for Starbucks. “We embraced the building’s natural light, married it with shades of classic Starbucks greens and intentionally wove in design features to encourage customer exploration and highlight the love and respect we have for coffee.”

At the center of the space, spanning all four floors, is a towering coffee bean cask made of eight cylindrical chambers. It stretches 56 feet-tall from the ground-floor upward and is surrounded by a spiraling escalator that guests can take to the second floor. From the very top, to see conveyors drop roasted coffee beans in the cask to cool.

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