Starbucks will open a massive 20,000-square foot “roastery” in Chelsea in 2018 at 61 Ninth Ave. This will be only the second of its kind in the nation, following the model of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room that opened in Seattle, Washington two years ago. This New York location will get inspiration from the first Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room that debuted in December 2014 in the company’s hometown of Seattle, Washington. The new building to be built a block south of Chelsea Market and will be approximately 170,000 square feet and 9 stories tall. The building is expected to be completed in 2017.