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Starbucks brings prototype store to Portland

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Starbucks chose Portland as the site for one of its new store designs made out of renovated shipping containers.

The Portland location will be lowered from the truck on Monday and will open Sept. 9. It'll be the first with customized bike racks and landscaping for folks who want to walk or bike up, or drive-through.

In a statement the company said it aimed to create a design that reflects Portland. "When designing this store for Portland, our in-house design team considered a variety of factors, including the world-famous biking culture, temperate climate, pet-friendly community, communal sensibilities, and residents who place as much importance on sustainability as we do. And of course Portland's love of coffee."

Read more at OregonLive.com.


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