Starbucks Turned A 1930s Gas Station Into A Classic Drive-Thru (Photos)
Aside from Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Christmas-themed cups, Starbucks is also known for having awesomely designed coffee shops.
Each coffee shop features a minimal, homey design that most other shops lack. Another awesome thing about Starbucks' store design is that each location varies; almost no shop is identical to another.
Especially its newest shop located in Hollywood, on Highland and Willoughby. The store is the product of a restoration project that took over two years to complete and was headed by Starbucks' senior store design manager, Jon Alpert.
According to Thrillist, the original structure had been vacant for nearly 20 years before Starbucks figured out a way to make it useful and appealing to this California neighborhood again.
In an interview with Thrillist, Alpert revealed,
Instead of this major corporation just waltzing into the area, bulldozing the abandoned structure and building a new Starbucks, the company decided to take a much different approach and preserve the building.
The new shop, which just opened for business on March 26, is also a drive-thru so you can drive right up and get your daily dose of caffeine without your feet ever having to touch the ground.
Check out the photos below for a closer look at this amazing property restoration project!