Throughout 2012, Starbucks will want you to start and end your day with them as the coffee chain announced it would open seven new Chicago-area concept stores that will include beer and wine offerings in addition to the regular coffee menu.
While locations are still unconfirmed, these new shops will resemble those that have been opened and tested in Seattle and Portland, Ore., that offer small plates, like charcuterie, and may have live music. So just when you thought there weren't enough options to get your drink on in Chicago, Starbucks again comes to your rescue to help you make it easier to feed your drinking problem.
· Starbucks to Add 7 Stores Selling Beer, Wine Here [Trib]
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