Howard D. Schultz

Starbucks eyes Roastery flagship on Mag Mile

Starbucks eyes Roastery flagship on Mag Mile

Starbucks is ready to bring its sprawling Roastery store concept, which the company calls "coffee as theater," to Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

The coffee giant is negotiating a potential deal to move into the four-story, approximately 35,000-square-foot building that Crate & Barrel leases at North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street, according to real estate sources.

If a deal is completed for the entire building, the Chicago space would be larger than any of the five other known Roastery locations, the largest of which is a planned 30,000-square-foot shop in China.

The only current Roastery is in the company's hometown of...

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