Starbucks Opens Its First Signing Store In The U.S.

Starbucks opens it's first signing store in the US. All the employees are fluent in sign language.

Second Signing Store In The World For Starbucks

You’ve seen a lot of Starbucks stores, but never one like this.

Starbucks has opened a new store in Washington, D.C. where are the employees are fluent in American Sign Language.

The company says the store is the first of its kind in the United States. It is down the street from Galludet University, a bilingual (English and ASL) institution for Deaf and hard of hearing students. It was inspired by a similar store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that opened in 2016.

Check out the cool apron they wear at the first signing Starbucks in the U.S. It’s embroidered with the ASL finger-spelling of Starbucks.

Starbucks posted a video tour of the new DC store on their Facebook page.

The Signing Store features a special mug designed by Deaf artist Jena Floyd, who grew up in Kentucky. “I'm still pinching myself that my work on the mug will be seen by the public -- especially with the exposure from Starbucks,” Floyd said. “Also, I'm so excited to see the first Signing Store here in America -- especially with the design inside the store that's Deaf-friendly, staff that use ASL, and artwork by Deaf artists. This is something tangible we as Deaf people can show what we're capable of as contributing citizens of our society.”
The Signing Store features a special mug designed by Deaf artist Jena Floyd.“I’m still pinching myself that my work on the mug will be seen by the public — especially with the exposure from Starbucks,” Floyd said. “Also, I’m so excited to see the first Signing Store here in America — especially with the design inside the store that’s Deaf-friendly, staff that use ASL, and artwork by Deaf artists. This is something tangible we as Deaf people can show what we’re capable of as contributing citizens of our society.”
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