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Starbucks, Amsterdam

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Starbucks blends tradition with innovation, transforming the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank, a landmark building in Rembrandt Square, into its largest store in Europe. The chain’s first “concept” store in Europe, it spans 4,500 sq. ft. and was conceived as a theatre space with a 57-foot coffee bar as its stage, with multi-level areas that provide stages for local bands, poetry readings and other cultural activities. The store will function as a test space for rare and exclusive coffees, diverse coffee brewing methods, and new food concepts.

Starbucks employed local artists (more than 35 local artists and craftspeople worked under the direction of Starbucks concept design director Liz Muller) and used indigenous materials as much as possible in creating the space. As with all Starbucks concept stores, the Amsterdam one offers a significant aesthetic departure, with witty local design touches and built with sustainable materials. Among other things, it features a floor-to-ceiling ‘tattooed’ mural celebrating the history of Dutch coffee traders, repurposed Dutch oak throughout the space, antique Delft blue tiles, a ceiling sculpture created from 1,876 hand-cut wooden blocks, and a wall clad in recycled bicycle inner tubes. The ceiling features a relief composed of 1,876 hand-cut and stained wooden blocks forming the face of Starbucks’ signature Siren. It was built under LEED guidelines to reduce the impact on the environment.


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S.Knight says:
Apr-29-2013 02:14 pm

When I have been in Holland I
When I have been in Holland I had the opportunity to visit the Starbucks shop from Amsterdam, I wanted to try as many types of dutch cheese and my niece showed me a restaurant where I could do this. The vacation I had in Amsterdam was amazing, I will go there the next week with my family.

S.Knight says:
Apr-29-2013 02:14 pm

When I have been in Holland I had the opportunity to visit the Starbucks shop from Amsterdam, I wanted to try as many types of dutch cheese and my niece showed me a restaurant where I could do this. The vacation I had in Amsterdam was amazing, I will go there the next week with my family.

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Goodwill to pop up at Pepco gallery again

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WASHINGTON — Goodwill returns to the Pepco Edison Place Gallery with its Goodwill of Greater Washington pop-up retail shop. Pepco donated space so the stores can temporarily open its doors for the holiday with the theme Peace & Goodwill.

Called “Edited for Goodwill,” designed by the global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, the store will carry Goodwill holiday and winter apparel as well as a selection of seasonal accessories and wares. All merchandise that will be sold has been donated to Goodwill and culled from Washington, D.C., area stores. Pepco is also matching every dollar the store generates up to $25,000.

"This is the mission of the Pepco Edison Place Gallery,” said Debbi Jarvis, VP of corporate citizenship and social responsibility for Pepco Holdings Inc. “It is the season of giving and the return of the pop-up retail shop to Pepco’s space dedicated to the nonprofit community is ‘good will’ at its best.”

Edited for Goodwill shoppers will have the opportunity to win a 2005 Audi wagon. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 3 for $10. Anyone who makes a purchase of $50 or more will receive a complimentary raffle ticket. The vehicle was donated by National Charity Services.

The retail pop-up will operate from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 13, and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, December 14. The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth St. NW, between G and H streets.

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Perdue Partners acquires family-owned logistics company

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ATLANTA — Perdue Partners has aquired Atlanta-based logistics company Benton Express.

Benton was a family-owned business for 78 years and operated Less-Than-a-Truckload, a carrier that built a strong reputation under the leadership of Herb Matthews Sr. and his son, Chip Matthews. With annual revenues exceeding $50 million, Benton has a leading market position in the Southeast with more than 6,000 points serviced by more than 20 terminals. The company has a diversified base of more than 600 customers and is recognized for its industry-leading customer service operations.

“With the acquisition of Benton, Perdue Partners intends to build on the company’s strong legacy and quality LTL service that is well known throughout the Southeast,” said former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, one of the founders of Perdue Partners. “We will invest energy and infrastructure in Benton to support the logistics needs of current and future customers, and we look forward to being directly involved in the company’s day-to-day operations as we seek to exceed customer expectations.”

Under Perdue Partners’ leadership, Benton will continue existing service offerings and operations supported by more than 500 team members and 300 trucks. Perdue Partners will lend its extensive managerial and logistics experience to build upon the solid foundation for growth the company has built throughout three-quarters of a century.

“We are so pleased to find partners with substantial managerial and logistics experience to continue to build upon the respected Benton Express reputation that our family worked so hard to build over 78 years,” said Benton Express president Chip Matthews, who will continue to serve as a strategic advisor during the management transition period. “We are confident that the new leadership will result in a thriving and successful company that serves our great customers and employs hundreds of hard-working associates.”

“Transportation logistics is a key component in the global supply chain and our investment in Benton is a direct result of our belief that the Southeastern U.S. is strategically well positioned to participate in the rising consumerism around the world,” said Perdue Partners co-founder David Perdue and former CEO of Dollar General, Reebok and Pillowtex.

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