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The Real Original Starbucks


Zev Siegl, Jerry Baldwin, and Gordon Bowker created Starbucks in 1971 in Seattle, Washington to sell high-quality coffee beans. Most people believe that the original was built on 1912 Pike Place but that one is the second. The real original was built on 2000 Western Avenue, only a minute from the world-famous one. 

However, unlike all other Starbucks, this one would only sell coffee beans and the occasional sample cup of coffee, which may be why the one on Pike Place is more recognized. But after 5 years on Western Avenue, the building was demolished and they were forced to move down the street to the Starbucks that is currently the oldest standing one. 

Even though Western Avenue had the first Starbucks store, you could argue that 1912 Pike Place was the original. This is because that one was the first to be a cafe and sell brewed drinks, which is more similar to what the other local Starbucks stores have to offer.

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Hi, I'm Olivia Meyer, I'm in 8th grade and I like to play archery. In my free time, I like to watch Friends or listen to Taylor Swift. I like to read and write about music and entertainment because it's interesting to learn about what is going on with the artist behind their music.

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