Starbucks in Houston


Hwy 6 & Hwy 35, Alvin, Texas
OPENED: 5/4/2015, PHOTO: 5/10/2015


Garth Rd & West Baker, Baytown, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/2/2004


I 10 & Garth, Baytown, Texas
OPENED: 4/14/2006, PHOTO: 5/19/2006

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Bissonet & Rice, Bellaire, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999


I-45 & 336, Conroe, Texas
OPENED: 9/13/2013, PHOTO: 12/8/2014, ORIGINAL VISIT: 11/26/2013

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I-45 & Hwy. 242, Conroe, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/22/2001

The debate continues... partners at this store weren't sure of whether it was in Conroe or The Woodlands, but they thought the southern edge of Conroe. But a visitor to my site says The Woodlands. Let the battle begin!

I-45 & SH 105, Conroe, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 8/11/2010, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/24/2002

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Hwy 90 & FM 2100, Crosby, Texas
OPENED: 6/2/2006, PHOTO: 6/22/2006


Fry & Rustic Lake, Cypress, Texas
OPENED: 1/23/2017, PHOTO: 3/31/2017

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Houston Premium Outlets, Cypress, Texas
OPENED: 3/27/2008, PHOTO: 6/25/2008


Hwy 249 & Cypresswood, Cypress, Texas
OPENED: 1/19/2015, PHOTO: 5/10/2015

Check out how the Siren logo is set atop that unusual structure on the roof.

Hwy 290 & Spring Cypress, Cypress, Texas
OPENED: 11/16/2007, PHOTO: 11/22/2007


Center & Pasadena, Deer Park, Texas
OPENED: 10/5/2007, PHOTO: 11/21/2007


Spencer Hwy & College Park, Deer Park, Texas
OPENED: 6/30/2014, PHOTO: 8/22/2014


Bay Area & FM 528, Friendswood, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/6/2003


FM 518 & FM 528, Friendswood, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 7/4/2005

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FM1463 & Westpark, Fulshear, Texas
OPENED: 5/30/2016, PHOTO: 6/21/2016


61st & Avenue T 1/2, Galveston, Texas
OPENED: 6/2/2006, PHOTO: 7/2/2006


Harborside & 22nd St, Galveston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/4/2003

This first Galveston store is located in the Central Wharf area, and to enhance the seaside experience, baristas spray you with a sea mist and throw fish at you as you walk in the door.

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1100 Louisiana, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

It's just a tiny slice of a store, true, but this is the first one in downtown Houston to be visible from the street. A sign on the exterior would help, but at the time I visited, they were unsure of whether they would be allowed to put one up.

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1960 & Champion Forest, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 4/7/2014, PHOTO: 8/24/2014


1960 & Fallbrook, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 5/21/2013, PHOTO: 6/29/2013

This store has an unusual seating area, almost entirely enclosed in a metal cage that the baristas call (affectionately, I presume), the jungle gym.

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1960 & Stuebner, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005


5801 Kirby, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999, ORIGINAL VISIT: 12/25/1999

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610 & Braeswood, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 7/14/2016, PHOTO: 11/9/2016


Atascocita & Will Clayton, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 10/22/2008, PHOTO: 5/20/2009

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Barker Cypress & West Rd, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 7/7/2015, PHOTO: 6/20/2016


Bay Area & Seawolf, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

This store opened on the same day as the nearby Nasa Road store, and I visited both a couple of weeks after they opened, one right after the other. I noticed that, although they both used standard corporate design elements, they had strikingly differently looks, which makes me wonder if this is not intentional, that differnet designs are chosen for nearby stores to lessen the impression that all Starbucks have cookie-cutter designs.

Beechnut & 610 - Meyerland, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005


Bellaire & Stella Link, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

I am told this store is really in the city of Southside Place, a city I'd never heard of. But it has a web site: http://www.ci.southside-place.tx.us/

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Beltway 8 & Harwin, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 1/4/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

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Beltway 8 & Pearland Pky, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/28/2013, PHOTO: 11/25/2013

This store has an unusual style of wall, white and a bit bubbly, that reminds me of pop art, as well as modernistic chandelier-style lights.

Beltway 8 & Wallisville, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 4/10/2008, PHOTO: 6/25/2008

According to a barista, this is the second Houston-area store to share space with a bank. I cannot find a notation for the first one in my database--anybody got any info?

Briar Forest & Eldridge, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/2/2007, PHOTO: 3/30/2007


Buffalo Speedway & Westpark, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

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Chimney Rock Rd & Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/28/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

Relocation.

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Copperfield, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

This was the only location where I had to deal with a car in my view, on Christmas Day. Who knows what the offender was--perhaps the store manager, or just a partner who really needed a fix. I waited a while, and then just decided to put the shrubbery to good use.

Durham & Loop 610, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 11/2/2015, PHOTO: 6/19/2016

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Echo Lane & I-10, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005, ORIGINAL VISIT: 4/6/2003


Eldridge & West, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 2/17/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

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Ella & 43rd, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 5/8/2008, PHOTO: 6/24/2008


Fannin & Dryden, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

Good luck finding parking at this store in Houston's ultra-busy Medical Center, the largest such complex in the world. And curse my bones!!! I overslept and missed being the first customer at this location by a couple of hours.

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Fannin & MacGregor, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/14/2007, PHOTO: 11/22/2007

Actual visit 3-6-2008.

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FM 1464 & Bellaire, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/29/2014, PHOTO: 12/9/2014

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FM 1960 & Red Oak Rd, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/4/2003

The unusual round wall in those store is actually an accident, but I think it's a happy accident. On a subsequent visit to this store I found something interesting. Because the store only has one table near a power outlet, the manager bought a pair of small plastic tables that can be used by customers who have laptops and are sitting on the comfy chairs.

Fry & Kingsland, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Galleria II, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999


Gessner & Kempwood, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/12/2012, PHOTO: 3/15/2013

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Gray & Smith, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/24/2006, PHOTO: 4/16/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/29/2006


Hillcroft & US 59, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 4/15/2005, PHOTO: 7/4/2005


Houston Center - Downtown, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/15/2005


Houston Galleria Downstairs, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 2/14/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016


Huffmeister & White Oak, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 6/16/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

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Hwy 249 & Louetta, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 1/18/2008, PHOTO: 3/6/2008


Hwy 290 & 34th St, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 1/20/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016


Hwy 290 & 43rd Street, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/19/2016, PHOTO: 11/9/2016

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Hwy 290 & Hwy 6, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005, ORIGINAL VISIT: 12/13/2002

This location brings to ten the number of stores along Highway 6/FM 1960, a primary highway/road that loops around the western half of the Houston metroplex. I would have been the first customer the day the store opened, having arrived before 5:00 AM, over thirty minutes early, to wait. But they served a drive-thru customer before they unlocked the front door, thus tainting my #1 position. Click 'More' to see my #2 receipt.

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Hwy 290 & Jones, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/31/2006, PHOTO: 4/16/2006


Hwy 59 & Cummins, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/1/2007, PHOTO: 3/29/2007

Obscenely large mega-church, anybody?

Hwy 59 & Wilcrest, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/16/2006, PHOTO: 12/31/2006


Hwy 6 & Bissonnet, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 12/20/2006, PHOTO: 12/31/2006

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Hwy 6 & Loch Katrine, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 6/29/2007, PHOTO: 6/30/2007


Hwy 6 & Memorial, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/18/2005

The 100th store in Houston! But only according to Starbucks. According to my database, there are no more than 98. So who you gonna trust--Starbucks or me?

Hwy. 249 & FM 1960, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Hwy. 290 & 43rd St., Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

This location is larger than the typical strip center location, and it also has an unusual shape, which is really trapezoidal, but almost looks curved because of the curved partition and curved tile pattern.

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I 45 & Rowlett, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 5/16/2008, PHOTO: 6/25/2008

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I-10 & Brogden Rd, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 6/15/2015, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

Drive-thru/walk-up only.

I-10 & Durham, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 5/27/2006, PHOTO: 6/12/2006

I'm not sure if this is considered 'The Heights', but it as close as as Starbucks has gotten yet.

I-10 & Greenhouse, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 6/17/2013, PHOTO: 11/25/2013

Be sure to walk to the sectioned off seating area at the back of the store, and after you admire the light, perhaps the largest I've seen at any store anywhere, turn around and notice the well-stocked bookshelf.

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I-10 & Kirkwood, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/16/2005, PHOTO: 12/25/2005, ORIGINAL VISIT: 12/19/2005

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I-10 & Memorial City Way, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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I-10 & Memorial City Way, Houston, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 11/22/2015, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

This is an unusual relocation, in that it is in the same place, but the entire building was torn down and rebuilt, which is why I am counting this as a new store.

I-10 & Yale, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/17/2012, PHOTO: 4/15/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/16/2013


I-45 & Monroe, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 10/5/2007, PHOTO: 11/21/2007


I-45 & West, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 8/26/2005, PHOTO: 12/19/2005


Loop 610 & I-45, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/18/2004


Loop 610 & Nicholson, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 4/23/2007, PHOTO: 6/30/2007


Louisiana & McGowen, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/13/2013, PHOTO: 4/18/2013

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Main & Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 11/10/2006, PHOTO: 1/1/2007


Main & Dallas, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 6/30/2006, PHOTO: 1/1/2007

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McKinney & San Jacinto, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Downtown, downtown. You've seen a couple of views from afar, but let's get closer. This is the latest of the four downtown stores, inside the Park Shops. Plenty of photographic opportunities here--I just need to return earlier in the morning (yuck!).

Memorial & Asbury, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Memorial & Benignus, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Memorial & Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Memorial City Mall, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/5/2003

This location, one of three mall stores to open in the Houston area in as many days, sports a nifty new kiosk design, the first of its kind.

Memorial Drive Town & Country, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Montrose & Hawthorne, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

If you peek in between the columns and the trees you can catch a glimpse of the buildings downtown.

One Shell (Downtown), Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

Houston's downtown is neat because of the tunnel system that, when free of construction, connects a large number of the buildings, and all four Starbucks locations. This store is dedicated to Charles Ward.

Pennzoil Place (Downtown), Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

I was reviewing this shot of the Pennzoil Place store to figure out the best way to reshoot it, when I wondered how well a digital photograph of a digital photograph would come out. Hard to tell it's second generation, I'd say.

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Post Oak & 610 (Uptown Park), Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

This is one of the larger stores in Houston, and perhaps one of the most comfortable. It is located in Uptown Plaza, one of those new large, outdoor, town-style shopping centers that seem to be popping up all over the country.

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River Oaks - NE Corner, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 1/1/2000, PHOTO: ???

This store is distinctive not only because it is right across the street from another Starbucks, the only such instance in Houston, but also because of the striking exterior design and, inside, non-standard design elements, such as the Navy-style chairs, and a fish tank embedded in the wall. And be sure to check out the wall next to the part for a photo of the dying frog adopted by the store.

River Oaks - Shopping Center, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 1/1/1995, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

While this store might be overshadowed by its big brother across the street, it takes comfort in the knowledge that IT WAS FIRST!

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S. Rice & West Park Tollway, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 12/13/2015, PHOTO: 6/20/2016, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/20/2016

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San Felipe & 610, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

The next major street up from Westheimer is its little sidekick San Felipe. Like the Lone Ranger and Tonto, these two streets boast over a quarter of the Starbucks location in the Houston metroplex. I like this store--the assistant manager's been to Nashville. The store's downside, as with the other Galleria-area stores (most of them) is the traffic. Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide.

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San Felipe & Sage (Randalls), Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Head down Augusta and hang a left at ol' San Felipe and you will pass T. H. Rogers, the elementary and intermediate school that I attended for two years. Oh, yeah, you will also read this tiny Starbucks, almost invisibly tucked into the side of the Randalls. And once again, the Transco Tower peeks out in the background. It's like it's following me around. Spooooky.

San Felipe & Voss - SE Corner, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005


SH 249 & Jones Road, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Shepherd & Harold, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Texas Commerce Tower - Downtown, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/17/2012, PHOTO: 3/18/2013

Replaces the kiosk that was right outside for nearly 15 years.

The Woodlands Mall, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 5/13/2014, PHOTO: 12/8/2014

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Village Arcade I, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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West Road & Beltway 8, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

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Westheimer & Briar Park, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Westeimer again, another few miles down, and a fairly nifty and popular

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Westheimer & Briargreen, Houston, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 9/19/2007, PHOTO: 11/22/2007

This location turns an old Long John Silvers into one of the most interestesting Starbucks in Houston.

Westheimer & Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 7/11/2016, PHOTO: 11/9/2016

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Westheimer & Hillcroft, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 8/26/2015, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

This is a relocation of the Fountainview store, one of Houston's first!

Westheimer & Jeannetta (new store), Houston, Texas
OPENED: 3/3/2014, PHOTO: 12/9/2014, ORIGINAL VISIT: 8/24/2014

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Westheimer & Post Oak, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

This is Houston's flagship store, and it's pretty sweet. Even though it is not two stories tall, appearance to the contrary, the extra high ceiling gives the already large interior a great sense of ampleness. I suppose the first thing to notice is the circular section in the center containing both chairs for the loafers and counters (with nearby modem lines) for the studious set. As I understand it, live musicians will be allowed to play in that center section. The track lighting will probably come in handing for this. Outside the center there are plenty of tables, couches, and sofas. The conference/study tables are of a new style, with a thinner slab of wood that is lighter. I like it! One feature I've seen nowhere else are the bathroom doors made partially of frosted glass. In fact, the entire bathroom is cool, with this whole metallic motif going on. One downside would be the ugly vinyl couches.

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Westheimer & Royal Oaks Club Drive, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2002

I hate to say it, but just because a Starbucks looks different from all the others doesn't mean it looks pretty.

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Westheimer & Suffolk, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 12/1/1994, PHOTO: 12/25/2005

One of the three original Houston stores.

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Willowbrook, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Continuing along Highway 6 until it intersects US 290, splitting off to the northwest and leaving us on FM 1960, we come across this drive-thru location, actually across from the mall.

Willowbrook Mall, TX, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/4/2003

With the opening of this location at 8:00 AM on September 4, 2003, which I, as the first customer, personally witnessed, the mall residents no longer have to venture out onto the heavily trafficked FM 1960 or across Highway 249 for a Starbucks fix.

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Woodson & W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Houston, Texas
OPENED: 8/5/2014, PHOTO: 5/10/2015

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Woodway & Augusta, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Up a couple of exits off the West Loop (I-610), just before Memorial Park, hang a left at Woodway and wind a ways to find this location, fairly non-descript, but still affording a tiny peek at the Tower.

Woodway & Voss, Houston, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

The addition of this store makes it now three successive major intersections on Voss that have Starbucks (Westheimer and San Felipe are the other two). This newest store definitely has more charm than the other three, especially in the little cubbyhole-like room at the back of the store. The oddly-shaped enclosure (with four walls at queer angles) is separated from the rest of the store by a gab in the wall so small that your average football player would have to turn sideways to squeeze through. One other interesting element I noticed is a pair of triangular cushioned footrests in a earthy-toned polka dot pattern machine that of the couches.

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Beltway 8 & Wilson, Humble, Texas
OPENED: 4/20/2007, PHOTO: 4/10/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/30/2007

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FM 1960 & Aldine Westfield, Humble, Texas
OPENED: 1/26/2007, PHOTO: 3/29/2007


FM 1960 & Atasca Oaks Blvd, Humble, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/4/2003

The first ristretto in Houston!

FM 1960 & Wilson Rd, Humble, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/20/2005

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FM1960 & Kenswick, Humble, Texas
OPENED: 7/8/2015, PHOTO: 11/10/2016

Relocation.

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FM1960 & Timber Forest, Humble, Texas
OPENED: 1/12/2015, PHOTO: 5/10/2015

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Kingwood Dr & Green Oaks Dr, Humble, Texas
OPENED: 10/1/2005, PHOTO: 12/20/2005


Northpark Dr & Glade Valley Dr, Humble, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/20/2005

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Fry & Park, Katy, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Fry & Seven Meadows, Katy, Texas
OPENED: 9/25/2012, PHOTO: 4/1/2013


Grand Parkway & W Bellfort, Katy, Texas
OPENED: 6/30/2014, PHOTO: 8/23/2014

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Grand Pkwy & Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas
OPENED: 3/2/2007, PHOTO: 3/30/2007


I 10 & Katy Mills, Katy, Texas
OPENED: 1/5/2007, PHOTO: 3/30/2007

Finally, a real Starbucks arrives to balance out the FAKE one inside the mall.

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I-10 & 1463, Katy, Texas
OPENED: 9/7/2015, PHOTO: 6/21/2016, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/20/2016

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Mason & Franz, Katy, Texas
OPENED: 6/27/2016, PHOTO: 11/9/2016


Mason & Merrymount, Katy, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005, ORIGINAL VISIT: 12/25/1999

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Mason Rd. & Westheimer Pkwy., Katy, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/2005


West Little York & Fry, Katy, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 11/25/2013

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Lake Houston Pkwy & Kingwood Dr, Kingwood, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

While in the far northeast Houston community of Kingwood, I felt that my photographs of the two stores should somehow reflect the forested nature of the town. When I originally shot this location, I had been in a hurry, so of course I didn't spot the angle. But even the second time around I was at a loss about how to shoot, but as I was leaving I notice the reflection, in which you can see the trees that are the predominant feature of this city's landscape.

FM 2094 & Davis, League City, Texas
OPENED: 1/31/2014, PHOTO: 8/22/2014

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FM 518 & Hwy 3, League City, Texas
OPENED: 6/16/2006, PHOTO: 7/2/2006


Hwy 96 & S. Shore Harbor, League City, Texas
OPENED: 1/29/2014, PHOTO: 8/22/2014

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I 45 & 646, League City, Texas
OPENED: 11/14/2008, PHOTO: 5/21/2009

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FM 1488 & FM 2978, Magnolia, Texas
OPENED: 4/18/2008, PHOTO: 6/24/2008


Hwy 6 & Dulles Austin Pkwy, Missouri City, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Houston is unusual, in that it has two roads that boast a large number of Starbucks locations. Like Westheimer, State Highway 6 / F.M. 1960 offers a choice of eight Starbucks locations. Unlike Westheimer, these locations are spread out much further than just a few miles from each other. The first, and one of two stores in Sugarland...

Hwy 6 & Trammel Fresno, Missouri City, Texas
OPENED: 1/19/2015, PHOTO: 5/10/2015

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Murphy Rd & Hwy 6, MIssouri City, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/3/2003

This location opened about 20 years too late to serve as a hang out for me when attending nearby Quail Valley Middle School.

SR-105 & Lake Conroe, Montgomery, Texas
OPENED: 4/5/2008, PHOTO: 6/24/2008

Sweet. A store overlooking the water--these are rare in the world.

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Nasa Road 1 & Nassau Bay, Nassau Bay, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

The only new design element that I noticed at this store was a new style of coffee table, oval in shape. However, I might mention that right down the road, Nasa Road 1, from this store is one of Houston's well-known attractions, the Johnson Space Center.

Beltway 8 & Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2007


Fairmont & Pansy, Pasadena, Texas
OPENED: 8/26/2006, PHOTO: 12/31/2006

This store has an extremely unusual, if not unique, bathroom setup. A door from the lobby leads to a small square room, from which either the male or female bathrooms is accessible. The key detail--no camera! You know what that means--hanky panky time!!!

Spencer Hwy & Beltway 8, Pasadena, Texas
OPENED: 2/8/2017, PHOTO: 3/31/2017

Relocation.

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FM 518 & FM 288, Pearland, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


FM 518 & Walnut, Pearland, Texas
OPENED: 2/9/2007, PHOTO: 3/29/2007


Kirby & Shadow Creek, Pearland, Texas
OPENED: 8/27/2012, PHOTO: 3/19/2013

Besides the unusual building design, and the new interior design that you can find at most of the new stores around the country, this location also has chairs that appear to have been selected just for this store. At least, as far as I can remember, I haven't seen them anywhere else.

US 59 FM 1314, Porter, Texas
OPENED: 12/10/2013, PHOTO: 12/8/2014


FM 2920 & Kuykendahl, Spring, Texas
OPENED: 6/8/2007, PHOTO: 6/30/2007


Hughes Landing & Lake Woodlands, Spring, Texas
OPENED: 3/18/2015, PHOTO: 5/10/2015

This store has an unusual girder design above the bar, but its truly unique touch are a pair of photographs of Hobby Airport, from what must be decades ago. I do wonder, though, why they chose Hobby, and not the nearby Intercontinental Airport.

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I-45 & Cypresswood, SPRING, Texas
OPENED: 10/21/2008, PHOTO: 5/20/2009


I-45 & Louetta, Spring, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 1/6/2011, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/16/2005

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Louetta & Stuebner Airline, Spring, Texas
OPENED: 3/11/2006, PHOTO: 4/16/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/12/2006


Rayford & Richard, Spring, Texas
OPENED: 11/9/2015, PHOTO: 6/19/2016


Spring Cypress & Champions Forest, Spring, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/16/2006

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Spring Cypress & Nannette Ln, Spring, Texas
OPENED: 6/3/2015, PHOTO: 6/19/2016

Drive-thru/walk-up only.

TC- Kuykendahl & Louetta, Spring, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

We'll continue on along 1960, but deviate northward at Kuykendahl to Louetta, where we'll find the second largest Starbucks location in the southern United States. Man, this place is big. Large enough, in fact, to host one of the 1998 Lilith Fair in-store performances inside the store itself, rather than out on the patio. If only it weren't haunted by the spirit of a former Taco Cabana (yech!!)

TC-Woodlands, Spring, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999

Yee-haw! We're getting far from the heart of the metroplex now, all the way up to the Woodlands (a good 37 miles from downtown Houston). But if you're traveling down from Dallas, this store makes a nice little oasis for picking up quick burst of energy (how's a doppio grab ya) before making the final push into the city (and possibly molto-stressful traffic).

I-10 & Wirt, Spring Valley, Texas
OPENED: 9/7/2007, PHOTO: 11/22/2007

Actual visit 11-212007.

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Hwy 90 & Promenade, Stafford, Stafford, Texas
OPENED: 8/1/2016, PHOTO: 11/8/2016


Hwy 90 & Easton, Sugar Land, Texas
OPENED: 2/15/2016, PHOTO: 6/20/2016

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Sweetwater & Lexington, Sugar Land, Texas
OPENED: 2/9/2007, PHOTO: 3/30/2007


Hwy 59 & Grand Parkway, Sugarland, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 5/7/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 9/27/2006


Hwy 6 & US Hwy 59, Sugarland, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/28/2004

I was surprised to discover that, unlike many other stores connected to hotels, this is the real deal, owned and operated by Starbucks.

FM 1764 & Hwy 146, Texas City, Texas
OPENED: 5/9/2008, PHOTO: 6/25/2008


Galveston Premium Outlet Mall, Texas City, Texas
OPENED: 10/19/2012, PHOTO: 3/19/2013

This is actually in the Tanger Outlets.

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Panther Creek & Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 8/11/2010

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Pinecroft & Lake Woodlands, The Woodlands, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 1/6/2011


Research Forest & New Trails, The Woodlands, Texas
OPENED: 10/1/2007, PHOTO: 11/22/2007

Actual visit 3-6-2008.

Six Pines & Lake Woodlands, The Woodlands, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 7/4/2005

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Woodlands & Kuykendahl, The Woodlands, Texas
OPENED: 10/20/2006, PHOTO: 12/31/2006

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Woodlands Pkwy & FM 2978, The Woodlands, Texas
OPENED: 5/16/2008, PHOTO: 6/24/2008


Hwy 249 & Hirschfield, Tomball, Texas
OPENED: 3/17/2006, PHOTO: 4/16/2006

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Kuykendahl & Rayford, Tomball, Texas
OPENED: 7/19/2014, PHOTO: 12/8/2014

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Bay Area & Gateway - Barnes & Noble, Webster, Texas
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/25/1999


Bay Area & Glenwest, Webster, Texas
OPENED: 1/25/2016, PHOTO: 6/19/2016


El Dorado & Gatebrook, Webster, Texas
OPENED: 7/13/2015, PHOTO: 6/19/2016

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Hwy 3 & Clear Lake City, Webster, Texas
OPENED: 12/3/2008, PHOTO: 5/21/2009

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