Now on the Menu at Starbucks: Booze

A Starbucks coffee shop begins to slow down early Tuesday evening just before closing it's doors early, Feb. 26, 2008, in Seattle. Starbucks, the world's largest gourmet coffee retailer, shut its doors for three-hour nationwide training sessions Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Something new is on the menu at a renovated Starbucks in Seattle: beer and wine.

The store that reopened Monday is the first under the Starbucks brand to offer alcohol.

Craft beer and local wines go on sale after 4 p.m. The idea is to offer drinks and a wider variety of savory food that will attract customers after the morning espresso rush.

The store closed in July for the renovation, which also includes a circular coffee bar that brings customers closer to the baristas.

The Olive Way store is one of Starbucks Corp.'s percolators for ideas that could someday spread to the Seattle-based chain's other locations. Company officials have declined to say how soon elements from the shop might appear elsewhere.
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