Original Starbucks

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Original Starbucks
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The store's exterior in March 2006
Coordinates47°36′36″N 122°20′33″W / 47.609899°N 122.342441°W / 47.609899; -122.342441Coordinates: 47°36′36″N 122°20′33″W / 47.609899°N 122.342441°W / 47.609899; -122.342441
AddressPike Place Market, downtown Seattle, Washington, United States
Opening date1971
Employees working inside the store in 2011

The Pike Place Starbucks store, commonly called the Original Starbucks, is the first Starbucks store, established in 1971 at Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Washington, United States. The store has kept its early appearance over time and is subject to design guidelines due to its historic significance.[1] The store is considered a tourist attraction and often hosts a crowd.[2][3]

While commonly referred to as the first Starbucks location, the current address is the second for the Pike Place store. The first Starbucks cafe was located at 2000 Western Avenue from 1971–1976. This cafe later moved to 1912 Pike Place, its present location.[4]

On January 20, 2021, the shop's windows were broken during a rally for criminal justice and police reform.[5]

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  1. ^ "Visiting Seattle: Points of Interest". City of Seattle. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Pike Place, parks and museums make Seattle shimmer". Fox News Channel. September 23, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Complete Guide to Pike Place Market: Key Attractions". Visit Seattle. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Stephen Brewer; Constance Brissenden; Anita Carmin (26 September 2012). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Pacific Northwest. Dorling Kindersley. pp. 135–. ISBN 978-1-4053-7081-3. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  5. ^ Staff, KOMO News (2021-01-21). "Original Starbucks store at Pike Place Market damaged during protests". KOMO. Retrieved 2021-01-22.

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