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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Coffee shops


December 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Shipping containers inspire Starbucks drive-thru coffee shops here and beyond


Sketched Dec. 15, 2014

The first Starbucks drive-through made out of recycled shipping containers opened in Tukwila three years ago, and the company has already replicated the concept in more than 20 other locations. There’s one in Ballard at 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 53rd Street, and others in Portland, Denver and Chicago.


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November 8, 2014 at 11:15 AM

A calm retreat above the bustle



Sketched Nov. 5, 2014

You may recognize these arched windows overlooking Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay. They frame a hidden space on the top floor of the Corner Market building that used to house Chez Shea restaurant but has been home to Storyville Coffee since last fall.

The upscale coffeehouse was the first for the Bainbridge Island roaster that started as an e-commerce business in 2006 and has since opened stores at First and Madison and Queen Anne Avenue.


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