‘Recycled’ Edgewater Starbucks Made Of Reused Shipping Containers Opens In Chicago

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A new Starbucks concept store made entirely of reused shipping containers is serving up its first cups of coffee to Chicago commuters this week.

The store, which DNAinfo Chicago reports was pre-fabricated in California and assembled in a matter of weeks, sits on the site of an old hot dog stand in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood and serves exclusively drive-through and walk-up customers.

DNAinfo says the company is hoping to attract commuters coming to and from Lake Shore Drive to the new 6350 N. Broadway Ave. location.

As previously reported, the concept store is already serving customers is cities like Portland, Ore., Denver and Seattle.

Back in January, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said roughly 60 percent of the company’s new stores would be drive-throughs, according to business blog BrandChannel.

The opening comes slightly later than the anticipated summer debut, though company officials told DNAinfo a grand opening with top Starbucks brass is scheduled for noon Tuesday.


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