I'm slowly trying to write as many store reviews as possible about Starbucks locations with Clover brewers. Next up, the Renton Village Starbucks, which is located just south of Seattle. I dropped by this store recently (June 25, 2011), and decided to take a few pictures and check it out. Here's the address to the this store: Starbucks store #374 601 South Grady Way #E Renton, WA (425) 227 9262
I arrived at about 12:15 in the afternoon, and the store was pretty busy. There was a steady flow of customers the entire time I was there, so I ended up not taking very many photos. This store has had a Clover since August 2008, and seems to be a hub of activity for south King County. It has been a long while since I visited this store. I remember dropping by shortly after the Clover was installed just to see it, and so I think it has been a couple of years since my last visit.
The partners were friendly, and I noticed that they had a sign up featuring the "partner of the month." I've always thought that was a nice touch for stores. Great partners should get center stage! The partner of the month was "Tracy." Congrats Tracy!
While I was visiting, I noticed a father and son playing checkers and drinking some beverages, nearly the entire time I was there. It would have been a very cute photo, however I didn't want to take a photo of them for obvious reasons.
For those who are interested, this store first opened brand new on March 11, 1995. It's a great store now, but it is not one of the newer LEED-registered "repurposed materials" style store designs. I wonder if this store will be getting a major remodel anytime soon.
Here are a few more pics of this store. Feel free to weigh in!