The Lines for Shanghai's New Starbucks Reserve Roastery are Insane

By Bridget O'Donnell, December 6, 2017

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The largest Starbucks in China, and the second Reserve Roastery concept ever, officially opened to the public today, and in classic 'wanghong' fashion (see also: Lady M, Hey Tea), hoards of people are lining up for hours to try and get in.

Earlier today, barricades were set up as hundreds of people were spotted in an insanely long queue that snaked outside the new Taikoo Hui location. Starbucks employees at main entrance estimated that people were waiting in line for approximately one to two hours, and visitors were let into the shop in groups every 10 minutes. 

The Lines for Shanghai's New Starbucks Reserve are Insane

The Lines for Shanghai's New Starbucks Reserve are Insane

The Lines for Shanghai's New Starbucks Reserve are Insane

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Speaking of visitors, Alibaba founder Jack Ma stopped by for the big opening party last night.

Jack Ma at Starbucks

Jack Ma at Starbucks

[Images via Jess Y., Weibo] 

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