Starbucks Around the World: Chicago, IL

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February 2, 2008

We really needed a getaway but couldn’t get away, so instead booked two nights at the Drake Hotel on the Magnificent Mile for a super bargain.  Walking down Michigan Ave., we passed by an old familiar stomping grounds.  The 670 N. Michigan Starbucks store, #2548, is gone.  In lieu of Starbucks, on this ground now stands the Ritz Carlton luxury condominiums (starting price: $1.7 million).  As a result, I had to get my coffee that morning at Ghiradelli.  No offense to Ghiradelli, but as you can see here I’m seriously hung over from bottles of wine the night before, and, it’s just not Starbucks.

So long, old pal.

Thumbs down.

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Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and critic based in Chicago, IL. She is the dance writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, a culture critic at Chicago Magazine, and has credits with See Chicago Dance, the Windy City Times, Dance Magazine and Pointe, among others. Since 2009, Lauren has blogged about dance in the American midwest at She is also a group fitness instructor and part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago

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