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If you happen to be passing through Tukwila, Washington, make a pit stop at Starbucks' brand new reclaimed shipping container coffee shop. The first in what could possibly be a new branding strategy, the Reclamation Drive-Thru is built out of four shipping
 
If you happen to be passing through Tukwila, Washington, make a pit stop at Starbucks' brand new reclaimed shipping container coffee shop. The first in what could possibly be a new branding strategy, the Reclamation Drive-Thru is built out of four shipping containers and has been designed to LEED green building standards. Designed in-house by resident Starbucks architects, the container coffee shop is part of a growing initiative at Starbucks to encourage green building to reduce energy use and operational costs as well as to push the envelope on environmental design in retail. As with all things from the global coffee dispensary, the container drive-thru is Starbucksified and emanates the same trendy design aesthetic you'd expect from their other coffee shops. We checked in with Starbucks and got them to spill the beans about their latest creation.

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7 Comments

  1. 6wings August 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Great! Now if they would only get with the program and serve Organic Coffee & foods, they’d be spot on.

  2. Manuelita C February 1, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Con mis compañerod de trabajo en http://www.segurosfalabella.cl siempre vamos a Starbucks los martes, espero que algún día los locales en Chile sean como estos.

    Saludos!
    Y es muy bueno el blog :)

  3. BetsyV January 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    My question is, how many times have the containers been used for shipping coffee (or ANY products) BEFORE they are retired? Hopefully it’s not another example of one-time use.

  4. maryj January 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    attractive 2nd chance that should inspire more use of containers as a building option.

  5. Ma Hen January 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Nice that they reused the containers…trying to appear to be “green”. Fact is, it is STILL a drive-thru & therefore a major cause of pollution. Another case of greenwashing. Consumers are far more savvy than they appear to believe!

  6. MatterArchitecture December 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    It is a good concept and one better seen in a project called Container City done in Puebla Mexico. A mix use application done about six years ago.

  7. Kreddible Trout December 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    old news that crapbucks is capitalizing on. this has been a progressive trend for years among independent businesses for years. independant businesses that crapbucks would put out of business in a heartbeat.

    http://www.redfish-bluefish.com/

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