Starbucks Seattle location will offer wine and beer
New YorkCity Starbucks Coffee Corp. is remodeling a store in the trendy Capitol Hill area of Seattle, and reopening it with a much different design and expanded menu offerings. It will be the chain’s only U.S. location that sells beer and wine.
With muted, earthy colors, an indoor-outdoor fireplace, and cushy chairs, the 2,500-sq.-ft. shop will feature as 360-degree coffee and wine bar, the Associated Press reported. The wine will be from the Pacific Northwest’s vineyards and the beer from local craft brewers. The wine and beer will be paired with savory food offerings.
In other changes, counters in the redesigned store will be narrower to bring customers closer to the baristas. Two Clover machines will make cups of coffee to order, and the store will also offer the trendy pour-over brewing method.
Forever 21 opens NYC flagship
New York City Forever 21 on Friday opened one of its largest stores to date: a 91,257-sq.-ft. flagship in the heart of Manhattan’s Times Square. First-year sales projection for the location, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., is $100 million-plus, according to various reports.
The four-level location, which boasts some 150 dressing rooms, houses Forever 21’s various brands (for women, men and children) in shop-in-store styled departments. New York City icons, including an authentic taxi cab, are well represented throughout the massive space, which has a fun, contemporary feel. Among the store’s highlights: a Stud Room, whose walls are covered with 3,000 gold studs (the area features studded-apparel) and the kids’ department, which has a wood tree house.