Chicago Architecture Info

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago



Formerly Crate and Barrel Flagship Store
Address 646 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Neighborhood Gold Coast
Built 1990
Type Retail
Floors 4
Architecture Firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Size 35,000 square feet


  • This building was designed in the shape of a crate and a barrel for the Crate and Barrel home furnishings company.
  • This was considered to be the first modern building erected on North Michigan Avenue.
  • When the Starbucks store opened in this location in 2019, it had what was believed to be the first spiral escallator in the Midwest.


2018 This Crate and Barrel store closed.
November 15, 2019 The world's largest Starbucks coffee shop opened in this location.