First there was the Unicorn Frappuccino, then the rumored Dragon Frappuccino, and finally (though there still may be more to come) the Pink Pegasus Frap...all of which elicited pretty extreme responses from patrons and baristas alike.
Well, Starbucks is up to something yet again, but this time, there might not be quite as much controversy involved. At least, we don't think so. The mega-corporation plans to open a huge, upscale store and Roastery in Chicago, and judging from the awesome experiences that are already being offered at its existing Roastery in Seattle, Midwesterners can expect a near Willy Wonka-esque array of coffee-related treats.
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On Wednesday, the coffee behemoth announced that it will open the four-story, 43,000 square-foot Roastery—its third in the U.S.—in 2019. On-site and in-house, baristas will roast small-batch coffees, serve specialty beverages inspired by cocktails, and even sell fresh, artisan baked goods. It'll be located on the Magnificent Mile along North Michigan Ave.