Times: Starbucks reusing shipping containers for drive-through store

Times: Starbucks reusing shipping containers for  drive-through store

Credit: The Seattle Times / Mike Siegel

Four used shipping containers make up Starbucks' new location in Tukwila, on East Marginal Way South on the southwest side of Boeing Field. The site, a drive-through and walk-up-only shop, opens Tuesday. It measures 448 square feet, with just enough room for three baristas.

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by MELISSA ALLISON / The Seattle Times

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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 10:29 AM

The people who design Starbucks stores, from hip coffeehouse-style cafes on Capitol Hill in Seattle to a whimsical location at Paris Disney Village, spend a fair bit of time looking out their headquarters windows south of downtown Seattle.

Their view of trains carrying cargo gradually meshed with Starbucks' desire to create stores that are both mobile and energy efficient.

The result: Starbucks will open a drive-through and walk-up location in Tukwila on Tuesday, built using four used shipping containers.

For more information, go to The Seattle Times.

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