Very soon, you’ll be able to order your own viente crappuccino at a new Starbucks location close to Barcade on the Lorimer stop. Verb can’t afford the rent in the neighborhood, but Howard Schultz sure can:
The new location of the Seattle-based chain, 405-409 Union Ave., will debut mid-summer, a company spokeswoman said.
It marks the first time Starbucks is opening in the area largely devoid of the chain that’s ubiquitous in Manhattan. Only one other location exists in the North Brooklyn area, in Greenpoint, at 910 Manhattan Ave.
Last year, reports floated online of the new location after a tipster notified Eater of job listings for the company.
The new Starbucks is on the ground floor of a luxury rental condo building at the corner of Union Avenue and Ainslie Street, where a studio recently rented for $2,300 per month, according to StreetEasy.
Thankfully, a great local alternative, The West, is right across the street. Make sure to give them some love!