A new upscale Starbucks Reserve is set to open on Chicago's North Side next year.
The new Starbucks store will open in the Wrigley Field office building complex with a so-called Starbucks Reserve experience bar, according to a company spokesperson.
“These stores are designed to have coffee craft be the center of conversation, where the coffee bars are interactive and customers can lean in and talk to our partners (employees) about how coffee is brewed on a siphon or made on a Black Eagle (manual espresso machine),” David Daniels, managing director for Starbucks Design, said in a statement. “The theater of coffee is the first thing you see when you walk in the door and it says, ‘Come here, sit down, learn more.'"
Starbucks has also teamed up with an Italian food partner, Princi, to introduce food into their new boutique bakery and cafe locations.
A stand alone Princi store is set to open in Chicago's West Loop in late 2017.