World's Largest Starbucks Opening in Chicago: What We Know So Far

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is scheduled to open next month on the Magnificent Mile

The world’s largest Starbucks is coming to Chicago next month, promising to bring a massive new storefront to the city's Magnificent Mile. 

Here's what we know about the new roastery so far: 

When will it open? 

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is scheduled to open Nov. 15 on the Magnificent Mile. 

The grand opening has been moved up to 9 a.m., according to the company. 

The coffee chain first announced in 2017 that it planned to open a Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago on North Michigan Avenue.

Where will it be located? 

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery will be located at Michigan Avenue and Erie Street, in the current Crate and Barrel building.

What will be at the store? 

Starbucks says the roastery will feature "an immersive experience dedicated to roasting and brewing small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffee from around the world."

The interactive space will feature multiple brewing methods, a new menu of coffees and mixology and fresh baking on-site.

How big is it?

According to early announcements, the company said the Starbucks will be approximately 43,000 square feet.

It will be four stories. 

What are the hours?

According to Starbucks, the roastery will operate:

• Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

• Friday: 7 a.m. – Midnight

• Saturday: 8 a.m. – Midnight

• Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Is it the first of its kind? 

According to the company, the Chicago roastery will be the sixth of its kind, joining other roasteries in Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai and Tokyo. 

"This building has a unique way of becoming a beacon for a brand, and I can’t think of a better retailer than Starbucks to offer Chicago something new and exciting with its Reserve Roastery,” Gordon Segal, founder of Crate and Barrel, said in a statement.

It will be the third roastery to open in the U.S. behind the flagship Seattle location, which opened in 2014.

Why Chicago? 

“Having opened our first Starbucks store in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, our first outside of Seattle, this is a very special city for me," Howard Schultz, Starbucks' executive chairman, said in a statement. "At the time, it was a true test for Starbucks because the Chicago customer is so savvy and discerning about their coffee." 

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