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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