Coffee lovers, grab your reusable tumblers! America’s favorite coffee chain just revealed what has been described as the “highly-caffeinated amusement park” of your dreams. (Even true fans may not know these secret menu goodies.)
Don’t believe us? Just wait until you get a peek inside the newest Starbucks Reserve Roastery, a massive 43,000-square-foot, four-story java joint. It’s set to open on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile on November 15, 2019.
“Chicago’s Magnificent Mile brings in millions of visitors from across this globe and is the perfect location for a world-class coffee destination,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement back in 2017. “This Starbucks Reserve Roastery will be an investment in Chicago and a strong addition to Michigan Avenue, where residents and visitors can enjoy incredible coffees from around the world in a remarkable environment.”
The location is billed to include an in-house bakery as well as delicious specialty beverages (caffeinated, of course!) around every corner. Plus, visitors can get an exclusive look at the company’s unique roasting process. The Roastery will also be serving alcohol courtesy of Annie Beebe-Tron of Fat Rice and Rachel Miller of Community Tavern. On top of that, Starbucks is also opening their Italian mini-chain, Princi. Even if you don’t live in the area, you’ll want to book your flights ASAP.
Need to go as soon as it opens? Here are the official operating hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11p.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m.-12 a.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 a.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
This will be the third Roastery to open in the United States so far, the company said. Starbucks’ hometown of Seattle opened the first Roastery in December 2014, and another has opened in New York. Starbucks has also opened Roastery stores in Shanghai, Milan and Tokyo.
Nowhere near those locations? No problem. Starbucks plans to eventually open 20 to 30 Roastery flagships and 1,000 Reserve stores around the world. Odds are, one will come to your area soon. But once you go, don’t pay for refills; here’s why that’s a waste of money.