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10/17/10 2:58:23 PM -- Seattle, WA, U.S.A. -- (New) Starbucks is serving wine and beer - EXCLUSIVE - USAT gets the first behind-the-scenes tour of the Starbucks of the future. It serves wine and beer ? not just java.  Its tables are natural wood ? not Formica.  It?s wired not just for Wi-Fi but also for live music. Its counter full of baristas runs right through middle of the store ? supposedly to keep customers closer to the coffee. Oh, and it opens on Monday, Oct. 18 at 6 AM.  Before those doors open, Starbucks gives us the first, national inside look. This redesigned Starbucks ? in one of Seattle?s trendiest areas ? is the first to serve wine and beer. (Two other similar stores that Starbucks uses as ?living labs? ? which we?ll also tour ? are not officially named Starbucks)  Together, these stores illustrate how intent Starbucks is ? just months away from turning 40 ? to nationally update its look, feel and re-emerge as a place folks might actually want to gather in the evening.  Lack of evening business has dogged Starbucks for decades. -- Starbucks wine glasses sit on a shelf in the new in Seattle Washington Sunday Oct. 17, 2010.  ...Photo by Stephen Brashear, Freelance.
10/17/10 2:58:23 PM -- Seattle, WA, U.S.A. -- (New) Starbucks is serving wine and beer - EXCLUSIVE - USAT gets the first behind-the-scenes tour of the Starbucks of the future. It serves wine and beer ? not just java. Its tables are natural wood ? not Formica. It?s wired not just for Wi-Fi but also for live music. Its counter full of baristas runs right through middle of the store ? supposedly to keep customers closer to the coffee. Oh, and it opens on Monday, Oct. 18 at 6 AM. Before those...
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