Today’s Mean Muggin’ Monday comes to you from 1912 Pike Place Market. For us that frequent Starbucks, we are familiar with that address. This is the location of the first Starbucks store, which opened in 1971. Well to be more detailed the store was first located at 2000 Western Avenue and then moved to 1912 Pike Place Market around 1976. My sister, JoVonn (@jhgive) was visiting Seattle, Washington before her and her family’s cruise to Alaska. My only request to her was to stop by this Starbucks location to get me a mug. Of course being the loving little sister that she is complied with my request. During her visit to the store, we stayed in contact via iMessage. She informed me the end of the line was outside of the store filled with eager tourists like her. She stated the line moved fast and before she knew it, she was drinking her Caramel Macchiato.
JoVonn stated the mugs are in boxes which is a plus to make taking them home easier. As you can see below Thomas the Train wanted to be in the picture courtesy of my nephew, Jacob.
My mug is from the “You Are Here” collection. The mug holds 14oz and retails for $10.95. It is chocolate brown on the inside and the storefront of the first Starbucks at 1912 Pike Place Market on the outside.
My sister’s mug is called “The First Starbucks Store”. The mug holds 12oz and retails for $10.95 also. It was made in the USA and has the original logo.
Below is a video of the store as well as a mug demonstration. Enjoy!