Starbucks Reserve Bar Opens In Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood

Starbucks is opening a Reserve Roastery in Wrigleyville, one of the most celebrated neighborhoods in Chicago as the home of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs. The Starbucks store will be anchored in the new Park at Wrigley and in addition to its core menu, the new location will take influence from its Seattle Starbucks Reserve Roastery with an immersive coffee bar where baristas bring the craft of coffee to life through brewing techniques such as Clover, pour-over, coffee press, nitro taps, Chemex, Siphon and Black Eagle manual espresso. Starbucks stores with a Reserve coffee bar will make up 20% of the company’s store portfolio globally over time.
“We wanted the design to be authentic to the community and to the heritage of baseball in Chicago,” said Claudine Lostao, Director, Store Design for Starbucks in Mid America. “The richness of the leather and stitching details at the Reserve Bar are inspired by the game.”
The design team also paid tribute to the home team in the details, such as custom chairs with red baseball stitching and under-counter lighting at the bar that can glow red or blue.