Pike Place Starbucks

I know that the big conglomerate that is Starbucks today started out as but a few stores under the leadership of its legendary CEO, but specifically, I never knew where the first Starbucks was. While watching Grey’s Anatomy, which is set in Seattle, WA, my boyfriend pointed out in the background a huge line leading to a Starbucks at the Pike Place Market. The reason for the line? Because it is the original Starbucks, the first ever store opened in 1971.