SEATTLE (AP) - Something new is on the menu at a renovated
Starbucks in Seattle: beer and wine.
The store that reopened Monday is the first under the Starbucks brand to offer alcohol.
Craft beer and local wines go on sale after 4 p.m. The idea is to offer drinks and a wider variety of savory food that will attract customers after the morning espresso rush.
The store closed in July for the renovation, which also includes a circular coffee bar that brings customers closer to the baristas.
The Olive Way store is one of Starbucks Corp.'s percolators for ideas that could someday spread to the Seattle-based chain's other locations. Company officials have declined to say how soon elements
from the shop might appear elsewhere.
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