If you thought that Starbucks couldn’t enable your coffee addiction any further, think again. It was reported today by the New York Post that Starbucks is looking to open a 15,000 to 25,000 square foot “mega coffee center” in New York City.
As if New York City needed any more Starbucks establishments.
The new space is to echo the company’s Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room – a 15,000 square foot location that is dedicated to “beverage innovation and excellence” in Seattle, Washington.
The Roastery news first broke in 2014. The Starbucks Newsroom stated that the company planned on opening “at least 100 stores designed to highlight [the rare coffees served at the original store] in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C..” However, when Cosmopolitan asked Starbucks about the statement, a company spokesperson said that “Starbucks doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation” and that the report by the New York Post was “speculative.”
Even if it is speculative, could you imagine what a Starbucks superstore would be like? Would it be like a Costco but for coffee only? That would be truly a dream come true.
Perhaps the last thing that the city-that-never-sleeps needs is a coffee megastore lest it become the city that never stops jittering.