With a new purpose and new vision, Starbucks has gone back to basics with the launch of their 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea store.
The first of three experimental stores in Seattle, this Capitol Hill location loses the ubiquitous Starbucks branding and adopts the ambience of a traditional neighborhood coffeehouse. Completely gutted and redesigned using a plethora of recycled, reclaimed and refurbished eco-friendly materials, this old store is now primed and ready to play neighborhood host to live music and poetry readings.
With wood salvaged from a dilapidated barn and reclaimed warehouse lights are used throughout – enhancing the rustic eco-chic coffeehouse ambience. Above a row of old refurbished movie theater seats, an entire philosophy text book was transformed into a unique one-of-a-kind wallpaper.