30 April 2015

Starbucks Opens Its First Express Service Outlet In New York

Starbucks is expanding its already ubiquitous presence in New York with the opening of its first express service outlet in the city’s Financial District.

Located at 14 Wall Street across from the New York Stock Exchange, the “espresso shot” store caters to busy executives in the area who pop in to grab a cuppa to go.

While normal Starbucks outlets are designed to provide an immersive coffee drinking experience and as places where people come together, this express store adopts a streamlined format with an emphasis on quick service and efficiency.

Its compact 538-square-foot space meant the design team had to be creative in utilizing every inch of it, while ensuring a fast and convenient experience for customers.

Upon entering the outlet, customers are greeted and have their order taken by an employee with a handheld device, while mobile point-of-sales help to minimize waiting times.

Four low-glare monitors display the menu, which has been specially tailored for New York customers.

The sleek wood paneling creates a warm and inviting, yet sophisticated atmosphere for customers to relax in while waiting for their coffee.

Check out more photos of the outlet below.

[via urdesignmag, images via Starbucks Newsroom]