Last Friday, the Seattle based corporation opened their first 'stealth store' called 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea - a cafe "inspired by Starbucks". Our PSFK spy got herself down to the store opening and snapped some of these photos.

A couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of buzz generated by the news that Starbucks was looking to explore new store layouts and designs and even considering dropping the brand name from certain locations. The plan is to create new environments that will try to re-explore the spirit of a traditional coffeehouse including the sale of wine and beer plus playing host to live music and poetry readings.

Last Friday, the Seattle based corporation opened 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea – the first of these ‘stealth stores’. Our PSFK spy got herself down to the cafe “inspired by Starbucks” and snapped some of these photos on her phone.

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