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Starbucks Debuts Pumpkin Spice Latte On Hottest Day Of Summer

The rollout of the coffee chain's pumpkin-themed menu marks the unofficial start of fall. Mother Nature disagrees.


Urban Essentials Brings New Black-Owned Coffee Shop To Austin

Owner Robbie Wilkerson and his daughter, Destiny, said their West Side cafe aims to be a positive, healthy space in the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Sip & Savor To Open South Loop Coffee Shop This Summer

This is the fourth location of the Black-owned coffee shop. A soft opening is planned for the July 1-2 weekend, just in time for the NASCAR Chicago Street Race.

South Loop

Greektown Starbucks Workers Win Union Election, Become Chicago’s 8th Unionized Shop

The employees want consistent hours and better safety protocols. They said people have had mental health crises and overdoses in the shop.

West Loop

Greektown Starbucks Joins Nationwide Strike For Better Pay And Hours As Union Vote Nears

Workers at two Edgewater shops and a shop in West Ridge also took to picket lines Wednesday. Seven Starbucks locations have unionized in Chicago.

West Loop

Starbucks Closes Edgewater Shop As Unionized Staff Was Set To Start Contract Talks This Month

Baristas at the cafe — one of seven unionized Chicago Starbucks — said "it's no coincidence" the store is closing. Officials said it's shutting down because of ongoing safety concerns.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Starbucks Opens At Former West Ridge Bakers Square Site With 3 More Businesses To Come At New Strip Mall

The strip mall replacing the Bakers Square will include a Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings, Athletico and a gym.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Strike, Edgewater Starbucks Workers Still Battling For Better Work Conditions: ‘We Are Unable To Even Call Out Sick’

Workers at the Clark and Ridge Starbucks said they want the corporation to negotiate with their union to solve the cafe's staffing problems.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Starbucks Opens Location In Brainerd: ‘This Store Will Be A Big Boost To The Community’

The store at 94th and Ashland opened earlier this month.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Bronzeville Starbucks Shuts Down For Weeks Because Of COVID-19 Cases, Staff Shortages, Alderperson Says

The store at 3506 S. State St. has been closed since Jan. 18 and isn't scheduled to reopen until "late February," according to a sign on the front door.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Workers At 2 Chicago Starbucks Move To Unionize, Alderman Calls On City To Put Pressure On Coffee Giant

Workers at Downtown and Logan Square Starbucks locations are asking for pay raises that rise with inflation, at-home COVID-19 tests, cheaper benefits and more training.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Edgewater Starbucks On Bryn Mawr Closes ‘Indefinitely’ But Will Reopen, Company Says

Neighbors said the Starbucks at Bryn Mawr and Winthrop closed abruptly, but the coffee chain does plan to reopen the location.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Starbucks Closing Italian Bakery And Cafe Princi In Fulton Market Next Month

The shop at 1000 W. Randolph Street will close Sept. 3, according to employees.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

West Ridge Bakers Square To Be Replaced By Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings In New Strip Mall

An Athletico physical therapy center also will open in the strip mall, which has one remaining space to be filled.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge’s Closed Bakers Square Would Be Torn Down For Starbucks, Wingstop Under Proposal

The businesses would take up about half of the retail space in the proposed strip mall at Western and Touhy avenues.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville Starbucks Closes For Renovations

The Starbucks location is at least the second Chicago-area store to close for renovations.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Wicker Park Starbucks On Division Street Closed For Remodeling This Week

The coffee shop will reopen Saturday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Drive-Through Starbucks Planned For Bridgeport’s City-Owned Vacant Lot At 31st And Halsted

The city owns the vacant lot, which a key City Council committee will consider this week.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park