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Starbucks Opens 'Recycled' Store In Chicago

Giulia Sagramoso |
October 15, 2013 | 8:07 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Starbucks Chicago (Creative Commons/Erik Olesund)
Starbucks Chicago (Creative Commons/Erik Olesund)
There is no need to have a guilty conscience while driving up to Starbucks’ newest location in Chicago; the store is made entirely out of reused materials.

The new location is the latest concept store the company has built, adding on to one in Portland, Ore. and another in Denver. According to DNAinfo Chicago, the building was pre-fabricated in California and later assembled in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. According to the Huffington Post, Starbucks hopes to attract commuters traveling on Lake Shore Drive to the new location, which exclusively serves drive-thru and walk-up customers.

Company officials report that there will be an official grand opening on Tuesday; the soft opening was on Saturday. Plans for the store started last summer and its anticipated opening was delayed for a few months; it was set to open this past summer. The company drastically cut domestic locations just a few years ago, yet, they plan on adding 1,500 new stores within the next five years, with over 60% of them being drive-thru only locations.

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