Starbucks recently completed construction on three stores that exhibit the company’s new design strategy. The first location incorporating the new design opened in March 2009 on 1st Ave & Pike St in Seattle, just blocks away from the original.
The new store designs, although built and redesigned to reflect localized markets, share several core characteristics, such as a focus on reused and recycled elements, the exposure of structural integrity and authentic roots.
The exterior of the Starbucks location in Disney Village Paris is inspired from 1930s European design and features many eco-friendly attributes such as low energy lighting, mechanical and natural ventilation system, and water efficient fixtures.
The interior of Disney Village Paris location features plush chairs and couches, and marks the 50th Starbucks store in France.
This Starbucks location in Seattle's University Village features menu boards made of chalkboards from a local high school, shelving from student lockers, and a bulletin board made from the metal sides of retired espresso makers.
Starbucks locations built incorporating their new global design will feature a plaque labeling the new unique features.