NAPERVILLE — The conversion of the downtown Naperville Starbucks into a Starbucks Reserve restaurant that sells coffee alongside pizza, sandwiches, beer, wine and cocktail drinks is now complete.
The Starbucks, 203 S. Main St., opened to customers Monday, providing an experience and options that cannot be found at other Starbucks coffee shops.
Erin Shane Riley, a spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company, said it is only the fourth Starbucks Reserve restaurant in the world, joining other locations in Seattle, New York City, and Shanghai.
It is separate from the six Starbucks Roastery locations, such as the large Chicago Roastery on the Magnificent Mile, which roast their own coffee. The Naperville eatery does feature the specialty Starbucks Reserve coffee menus from Starbucks roasteries. Its coffee beverages are made with Starbucks Reserve coffee.
A look at the Starbucks Reserve menu shows an expansion beyond brewed coffee, lattes, cappuccinos and other coffee beverages. Menu items include barrel-aged coffee; coffee and ice cream drinks; coffee flights; and sparkling, frozen and regular iced teas.
Its alcoholic drinks menu includes signature cocktails such as a seasonal pineapple rum float, an espresso martini and a whiskey cloud; wine by the glass or bottle; and beer that can be taken home in a growler.
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Its food menu includes breakfast items like sandwiches and pastries; toast; salads; soups; pizzas; meat and cheese boards; bread; and desserts.
According to Starbucks, the Naperville reserve store serves only Princi food, which is baked on site.
The Starbucks Reserve in downtown Naperville is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
20 things you didn’t know about Illinois
Making a statement
Illinois has more personalized license plates than any other state.
In the Logan County village of Mt. Pulaski, it is illegal for boys to hurl snowballs at trees. But there's no problem if girls want to ...
James Earl Ray, convicted of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, was born in Alton, while Unabomber
Ted Kaczynski was born in Chicago.
Grapes are big business in the Land of Lincoln. The state has 105 wineries and produced 651,800 gallons of wine last year — the equivalent of about 3.2 million bottles.
The most popular girl's baby name in Illinois in 2014 was Olivia, chosen by 901 new moms. The most popular boy's name was Noah, chosen 835 times. Rounding out the top five for girls' names were Emma, Sophia, Isabella and Ava; while Alexander, William, Michael and Liam were the top selections for boys.
Contrast that with 50 years earlier, 1964, when the most popular girl's name was Lisa, chosen 2,732 times, and the most popular boy's name was Michael, favored 5,133 times. Rounding on the top five choices for girls were Mary, Susan, Karen and Laura, while John, James, David and Robert were the top picks for boys.
Towering above the rest
The tallest man in the world was born in the Southern Illinois community of Alton in 1918. Robert Wadlow was 8 feet, 11.1 inches tall when last measured at age 22, according to Guinness World Records. He wore a size 37AA shoe, a size 25 ring and consumed a peak of 8,000 calories daily.
In this photo, an 18-year-old Wadlow waits at a traffic light in New York City in April 1937 surrounded by a crowd. To his left is his father and manager, Harold Wadlow, with whom he was on a nationwide tour of schools, theaters and lecture halls. Robert Wadlow was 8 feet and 4 inches tall at the time; after this photo was taken he joined the Ringling Brothers Circus for six weeks.
Wadlow died in 1940 at age 22 as the result of
septic blister on his right ankle that was caused by a poorly fitted brace. He was buried in a coffin that was 10 feet, 9 inches long.
Need a meal in a hurry? You've come to the right state. Illinois has more than 9,500 fast food restaurants.
Peoria is the oldest community in Illinois. It can trace its roots to 1691, and was incorporated as a city in 1845.
Famous Illinoisans past and present is a long list that includes Walt Disney, Cindy Crawford, Miles Davis, Carl Sandburg, McLean Stevenson (born and raised in Bloomington), Ernest Hemingway, Richard Pryor, Bill Murray, Betty Friedan, Dorothy Hamill, Robin Williams, Ray Bradbury, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Melissa McCarthy and John Cusack.
Land of Lincoln
Although Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln, Abe actually didn't move here until he was 21. Illinois' favorite son was born in Kentucky and spent his younger years in Indiana, arriving in here in 1830.
At the center
The geographic center of Illinois is located in the Logan County community of Chestnut, a small town of about 250 between Lincoln and Decatur.
But the state's mean center for population is in a Grundy County cornfield, east of the intersection of Illinois 47 and Illinois 113, about 70 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. That's the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless, rigid map of Illinois would balance perfectly if all of its residents weighed the same.
The Chicago River has an unusual quirk: it flows backwards. The city built a canal in the early 1900s to change the course of the river, sending pollution and sewage away from Lake Michigan, the city's water supply.
Roots of a name
There is some debate about the origin of the name Chicago, but many believe it comes from the Miami Indian word "Shikaakwa," which means "wild leek."
Central Illinois' Eureka College holds the distinction of being the smallest college in the country to ever graduate a U.S. president. That president was Ronald Reagan, a member of the class of 1932.
The largest company by revenue headquartered in Illinois is Boeing, with 2015 income of nearly $91 billion. Last year, it was Decatur's Archer Daniels Midland, with revenue of nearly $90 billion.
Illinois became the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery in 1865. The Illinois Constitution already had been changed in 1848 to abolish slavery within its borders.
Hot, hot, hot
Yeah, we've got weather extremes. The highest temperature ever reported in Illinois was 117°F in East St. Louis on July 14, 1954. The lowest temperature reported was minus 36°F in Congerville in southern Woodford County on Jan. 5, 1999.
The mass production of penicillin owes a great deal of debt to a moldy cantaloupe purchased at a Peoria market in the 1940s. The strain of mold on the fruit allowed scientists to produce much larger quantities of the antibiotic than could be done in the past.
The 110-story Willis Tower is a treasure trove of superlatives. The building has about 4.5 million gross square feet of floor space, the equivalent of 101 football fields or 16 city blocks in Chicago. Within its walls are 25 miles of plumbing, 1,500 miles of electric wiring, 80 miles of elevator cable and 145,000 light fixtures.
It weighs in at more than 222,500 tons and contains enough steel to build about 50,000 cars. When the building formerly known as the Sears Tower was completed in 1973, its last beam was signed by 12,000 Chicagoans in celebration of the project.
Romantic at heart
When all is said and done, we believe in love. In 2011, the most recent data available, Illinois had more than twice as many marriages —73,341 — as divorces and annulments — 33,789.
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