We want to know what Howard Schultz is going to do for his Broadway location — the last of the Capitol Hill Starbucks to get a full-on new-era SBUX coat of refurbishment.
Now that it has spent millions on its giant Melrose roastery, the company has seen fit to budget an overhaul of the Broadway Starbucks store, according to permits.
Company reps haven’t got back to us on exactly what the work will entail, but the shop is the company’s most basic on the Hill considering its fancy E Olive Way, Roy Street, 15th Ave, Pike and Broadway, and Roastery cafes.
From the look of permits, the shop at the corner of Broadway and Republican is getting an upgrade and clean-up of the somewhat ragged location. If you have any other suggestions for Starbucks, you know what to do with them.
UPDATE: Starbucks got back to us with a little bit of information about the Broadway store changes. It’s part of the company’s “regular renovation cycle for stores” and will be focused on “new design materials, as well as coffee bar and food case updates in addition to expanding the outdoor seating.”
Starbucks did not, however, respond to our question about the E Olive Way sign.