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The World’s Largest Starbucks will open in Chicago

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New York (CNN Business)Starbucks is opening the world’s largest Roastery in Chicago.

The company said the restaurant will open on November 15, overtaking Tokyoas its biggest location of the lavish offshoot. The four-story Chicago Roastery is 43,000 square feet and is replacing a former Crate and Barrel location in the city’s Magnificent Mile neighborhood.

Roasteries are intended to be tourist attractions in themselves. They feature specialty coffees and teas, on-premise roasters and massive coffee casks where freshly roasted beans are held. They also have bars with craft cocktails and serve fancier food than a normal Starbucks location.

When Starbucks announced the Chicago location in 2017, it said would be a “fully sensorial coffee environment” dedicated to roasting and brewing Starbucks’ coffees from around the world. The location will also feature the company’s artisan bakery concept, Princi.

When Starbucks announced the Chicago location in 2017, it said would be a “fully sensorial coffee environment” dedicated to roasting and brewing Starbucks’ coffees from around the world. The location will also feature the company’s artisan bakery concept, Princi.

The company is aggressively opening restaurants, improving its technology, developing new products, and expanding its rewards program. The tactics are paying off: Sales at cafes open at least a year grew 6% globally in the third quarter, Starbucks announced in its most recent earnings report. Net sales also hit an all-time high of $6.8 billion. The stock is up 50% this year.

–CNN Business’ Danielle Weiner-Bronner contributed to this report.