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Starbucks has plans to open a massive, Eataly-style coffee emporium in New York City, a source told the New York Post.
The giant coffee hall would occupy between 15,000 and 25,000 square feet, and be similar to the Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, a “one-of-a-kind coffee shrine” from Starbucks in Seattle.
The Roastery also features a coffee bar where coffee is prepared in several different ways — pour-over, Chemex, coffee press, and siphon — and a library with more than 200 books on coffee. Starbucks is currently in the process of scouting possible locations for the upcoming emporium and has already looked at spaces in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, but has not chosen a location.
Meanwhile, the coffee company has released a line of chocolate-heavy drinks that will only be available until Valentine’s Day — the Molten Chocolate Latte, Molten Chocolate Frappuccino, and the Molten Hot Chocolate.