The World’s biggest Starbucks is opening soon on the Mag Mile. Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel confirmed the building would be 43,000 square feet and four stories tall.
In 2019, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery will open on N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Emanuel says the new interactive area will bring coffee to life. They will offer various methods of brewing, mixology, and specialty beverages.
Chicago has a plethora of Starbucks locations downtown. And around 30 years ago they were the first city outside of Seattle to open a Starbucks. The roastery on the Mag Mile will be their third and World’s biggest Starbucks.
Emanuel says Magnificent Mile in Chicago attracts millions of tourists from around the world, making it a prime location. He says the project is a fantastic addition to Michigan Avenue and investment in Chicago itself.
The Executive Chairman of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, says Chicago is a special city to him because of the city’s place in the company’s history.
Schultz remembers opening their first location outside of Seattle. He says it was the first real test for Starbucks because of how savvy Chicago customers are. It’s a city of many neighborhoods, so they took plenty of time considering the location of the newest roastery.
For the site to be on one of the most famous retail streets on the planet is something to be proud of. Schultz says they can’t wait to bring this new coffee experience to Chicago.