Had the opportunity to visit the first Starbucks store ever! This is located in Pike Place in Seattle, USA!
Take a look at the marker!
I’m not that much of a Starbucks collector but I figured I was already there in Pike Place and there might not be another chance so off I go to line up! We had to fall in line for an hour or so just to get in!
This branch is small compared to the Starbucks branches opening up all over the world.
Once you are inside, it’s like any other regular Starbucks store, the barista will simply take your order of drink and your choice of exclusive merchandise. AND they have a LOT of merchandise!!!
The merchandise ranges from as low as $9.95 (Php 520.00) to as high as $99.95 (Php 5,200.00).
There were also some memorabilia inside the packed store!
It’s actually hard to get some good shots inside the store as the place is packed. Once you are done with your purchase and have stepped out the door, there’s no going back. Unless, you want to fall in line again!
Too much stocks of merchandise actually makes the store look cramped and unorganized. You could see boxes everywhere! But come to think of it, this is why the people actually go there! Aside from getting a drink, it’s buying the souvenir merchandise that is more important!
Oh! This ceramic Pike Place tumbler is what I got!