Starbucks in Lansing


Grand River & Stoddard, E. Lansing, Michigan

OPENED: 7/21/2007, PHOTO: 12/23/2007

E Lansing, Grand River & Charles, East Lansing, Michigan

OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2001

Basketball fans take note of this store! It was opened in conjunction with Urban Coffee Opportunities, Magic Johnson's company that helps open Starbucks in economically depressed areas. There are plenty of other UCO stores from coast-to-coast, but this is is special, because East Lansing is where Magic played ball, and you can check out his jersey in the glass case inside this store. According to a visitor to my site, UCO now stands for "Urban Cooperative Opportunities", but I could have sworn I saw "Coffee" somewhere. But then, I'm getting old, so I might have misread it.

Lansing - Cedar & I-96, Lansing, Michigan

OPENED: 9/29/2016, PHOTO: 7/12/2020, ORIGINAL VISIT: 8/24/2017


Lk Lansing & Kerry St, Lansing, Michigan

OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/27/2019


Saginaw & Barbara, Lansing, Michigan

OPENED: 1/2/2021, PHOTO: 7/31/2021


Saginaw and Canal, Lansing, Michigan

OPENED: 5/17/2018, PHOTO: 10/27/2019


Okemos & Jolly, Okemos, Michigan

OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 8/15/2002

This is the only store where I've seen origami dollar bills left by not just one, but several of the customers. I'm surprised I didn't see "mall" walkers pacing up and down this very long store.

Closed Stores
Note that if the name of a store listed as closed has a link, that indicates that the store was converted to a licensed store (or possibly franchised, if in the UK or France).
??? 3/6/2009 Eastwood Towne Center
photo photo
11/30/2007 9/26/2008 Grand River & Saginaw
8/12/2006 9/26/2008 Meridian Mall

Licensed Stores
My Starbucking rule regarding store ownership are complicated and will be explained fully in my as-yet-unpublishe book, but here are the basics. If Starbucks has a proper company in a country, such as Starbucks United States or Starbucks United Kingdom, then I only count stores operated, in whole or in part (sometimes there are partnerships) by Starbucks. In these countries, stores operated under license by other companies do not count. In most countries, however, Starbucks operates stores in a joint venture with another company (such as Tata in India) or licenses the brand to a primary (exclusive or semi-exclusive) partner, such as Alsea in Latin America and western Europe or Al-Shaya in the Middle East). In such cases I visit stores operated by those primary licensees, but not stores licensed to secondary licensees such as SSP or HMSHost. Additionally, in the U.K. and France, Starbucks franchises to a small set of companies, and I do not count those stores.
Kroger-Lansing #888
Macys Meridian Mall Okemos
Meijer-East Lansing #52
Meijers-Okemos #25
Michigan Athletic Club
Michigan St University-Broad Bus Sc
Michigan State Univ. - Library
Michigan State University-Wells Hal
MSU - 1855 Place
Sparrow Hospital
Target East Lansing T-365