Pineland Station

Hilton Head, SC

This store, on Hilton Head Island, was well worth the deviation from a direct route to Charlotte (for a concert that night). My first interactions with the native peoples was positive, as a friendly gentleman went out of his way to lead me to the store. During a short conversation, he revealed himself to be a relative of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The store itself is a sight to see. Built in what used to be a bank, this Starbucks boasts an interior as spacious and decorative as its exterior. For those especially private meetings, one of the conference tables is contained inside the former bank's vault. They say that, on the darkest of nights, one can hear the ghosts of every bank robber that fell between those walls.

OPENED: 1/21/2018, PHOTO: 8/23/1999