News and Updates: New Made in the USA Starbucks Mugs/ New Starbucks Coming Soon to Ballard
Ballard to get a new Starbucks soon:
A Starbucks “Coming Soon” sign has been spotted in Ballard (a neighborhood of Seattle)! My unofficial sources say that this will be a drive-through only shipping container Starbucks (with a walk up window), and should open sometime in January 2014. Some may remember that just this past October, Starbucks opened a shipping container store in Chicago. The new Ballard location is at the corner of 15th NW and 53rd, and for more than fifty years was a used car lot. The sign that says “Carter Motors” still hangs, and says “since 1960.” I imagine that a new store on this site will be hugely popular in the morning. Fifteenth Street NW is a major thoroughfare, and in the mornings is used by many commuters as a way into downtown Seattle, avoiding I-5. I took these photos on Saturday the 7th – Looking forward to another shipping container store!
Made in the USA mugs (new Hawaii and Ohio state mugs):
A little more than one year ago, Starbucks partnered with American Mug and Stein, in East Liverpool, Ohio to sell “Indivisible” mugs – obviously made in Ohio. Long after the Indivisible mugs were no longer sold in stores, Starbucks continued partnering with American Mug and Stein for a special mug made exclusively for 1912 Pike Place. This mug here is made by American Mug and Stein, and sold at 1912 Pike Place:
In case you don’t recall the “Indivisible” mug, it looked like this:
Just recently, Starbucks launched two new made in the USA mugs, also made in Ohio. The new mugs are location icon mugs – one is an Ohio mug, and the other is a Hawaii mug. Interestingly, they appear to be made by a different company than the above Pike Place mugs (which is in continuous production). American Pioneer Manufacturing produces the Ohio mug and Hawaii icon mugs.
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