Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Starbucks picks New York as site for next high-end roastery

The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood features two coffee bars, two roasters, a scooping bar, a coffee library, a retail store and a Tom Douglas Serious Pie pizzeria. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)Starbucks has picked New York City’s Meatpacking District as the site of its second high-end coffee temple and roastery, a concept the retail giant pioneered on Seattle’s Capitol Hill as a way to reforge its credibility as purveyor of coffee that appeals to the most discerning customer.

The 20,000 square foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room is expected to open in 2018.. . . more

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