Starbucks Opens Cafe Inspired By A 1900s Apothecary [Pics]

Starbucks Opens Cafe Inspired By A 1900s Apothecary  [Pics]

The company's culture-inspired coffee shop gives customers a look into the past of New Orleans.

Serena Chu
  • 9 december 2013

As part of their latest effort to create locally-relevant interior design, the coffee giant’s newest store in New Orleans resembles an apothecary run by a local merchant in the early 1900s. In order to design a store that is rich in culture and history, the Starbucks’ artists drew inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood and the lifestyles of past Louisiana merchants. Local artists, like Jason Horton and David Borgerding, were also brought on board as creative talents.


It is nearly impossible to think this coffee joint is part of anything other than a classy community of artisans and musicians. The vintage schoolhouse chairs and hanging statement chandelier, which is built with vintage horn instruments, contribute to the store’s old-timey theme. A large mural in the back room blends together New Orleans’ shipping heritage and the iconic Starbucks’ siren to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece. If you were wondering where you can find this artistic endeavor, it is located on Canal Street in New Orleans.


Source: Ur Design

Images: Matthew Glac for Starbucks

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