Starbucks Unveils Boulevard des Capucines Store in Paris
Starbucks France has unveiled the newly-refurbished Boulevard des Capucines Starbucks Store in Paris following extensive design work to restore some of the building’s historic features.
The original building and courtyard date back to the 17th century, and two decades later it became an iconic department store selling fabrics and textiles. Perfectly located near the beautiful Opéra Garnier in the centre of Paris, it boasts one of the most enviable locations in Paris, and first opened its doors as a Starbucks store in June 2006.
Inside the converted 17th century courtyard is now topped with an impressive steel glass roof - bathing customers in sunlight and creating a light and airy space. The Starbucks design team paid close attention to ensuring the rich history of the building was retained firstly with the incredible ornate and intricate 19th century ceiling murals and motifs, which have been fully restored to their original state and now reveal their true colours and historical elegance.
To complement the existing architecture, rich dark panels and multiple bespoke elements have been added to compliment the coffee bar including Arabica Pika coffee plants, which are key to our ethical-sourced espresso. The parquetry timber flooring, the new brass balustrades, and the bespoke furniture have all been designed to ensure the authenticity of the space was maintained while creating an innovative Starbucks experience.