Starbucks’ latest outpost of high-end Italian bakery Princi is opening this summer in Denny Triangle, at 2118 Westlake Ave, just south of Whole Foods.
The first U.S. outpost of Princi debuted last November inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill, at which point the coffee giant suggested standalone versions of the Milan-based bakery were coming to Seattle, New York City, or Chicago in 2018. It appears Seattle has been chosen for the first standalone Princi in the U.S. after all.
Job postings for the upcoming location refer to the store name as 9th and Lenora Princi, and signs outside the store, spotted by a tipster, also focus on Princi, suggesting it’s scheduled to open in summer 2018. The Princi website simply says the shop is “coming soon.” Starbucks confirms this Princi is opening this summer as a standalone store, rather than another combination Reserve store and bakery like the one that opened in Starbucks’ Sodo headquarters this spring.
The latest expansion of founder Rocco Princi’s chain will likely bake sourdough breads, focaccia pizzas, and crispy pastries, including cornetti (Italian croissants), on-site all day every day, much like the other Princi locations throughout the world.
Update: July 11, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
This article was updated to include confirmation from Starbucks that this Princi location is a standalone bakery scheduled to open this summer.
- Starbucks Debuts Its High-End Italian Bakery Partnership in Seattle [ESEA]
- Starbucks Launches Fancy Italian-Influenced Reserve Store in Sodo [ESEA]
- Careers at Starbucks: Shift Supervisor, 9th and Lenora Princi [Starbucks]
- Princi [Official website]
- All Coverage of Princi [ESEA]
- All Coverage of Starbucks [ESEA]