Starbucks Made of Shipping Containers Opens in Edgewater
EDGEWATER — A drive-thru Starbucks made of reused shipping containers served its first weekday customers Monday.
The building, at the southwest corner of Devon Avenue and Broadway, only serves drive-thru and walk-up customers. It was prefabricated in California and assembled in a matter of weeks on the lot formerly occupied by an Edgewater hot dog stand, store manager Andrew Hinkle said.
Hinkle said the store had a soft opening Saturday, and a grand opening — with Starbucks "top brass" — was scheduled for noon-3 p.m. Tuesday.
Starbucks is hoping to attract Far North Side commuters heading to and from Lake Shore Drive at the 6350 Broadway location.