Gallery: INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss...

INHABITAT: So you are building the stores with internal designers?

Arthur: The architects and designers are internal, yes. An added layer for us is being locally relevant. Not just socially locally relevant, in terms of contributing back to communities where we do business, but local relevance in terms of the store's interior and what it means for a New Yorker as opposed to someone in Tokyo. How do you make that place feel welcoming and comfortable as a community gathering place?

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