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Starbucks Makes Big Splash With Its First Store In Italy

Starbucks is venturing into the birthplace of espresso. “The just-opened, 25,000-sq.-ft. Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan is the crown jewel of Starbucks’ global retail footprint,” according to Chain Store Age. “Located in a palazzo close to the city’s major attractions, the space features such design details as hand-chiseled flooring made of local marble, bar tops carved from Tuscan marble and equipped with radiant heating, and a hand-carved Carrera marble statue of the brand’s signature siren icon.”

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