A truly one-of-a-kind Starbucks is coming to Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Take a look at the 43,000 square foot Reserve Roastery.

Currently, the Starbucks Coffee Company has two U.S. Reserve Roastery shops, in Seattle and New York City. The planned Chicago roastery will be the biggest.

According to the company's website:

The new Chicago Roastery will be a fully sensorial coffee environment dedicated to roasting, brewing and packaging its rare, small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the world. Tailored to the Chicago customer, the interactive four-story, 43,000-square-foot space will also be designed to bring coffee craft to life by offering multiple brewing methods, specialty Reserve beverages and mixology.



Can you believe this, the first Chicago Starbucks opened 30 years ago. Chicago was the first city outside of Seattle to get a Starbucks coffee shop. Clearly the Windy City has a special place in the company's heart. This beautiful 4-story Reserve Roastery will be built in the current Crate & Barrel location at Michigan Ave. & Erie St., and is scheduled to open  in 2019.