Photo gallery: Celebration, joy and awe as doors open at Shanghai Roastery


The biggest, most beautiful Starbucks welcomes the world as it officially opens. Our photographers chronicle the crowds, lights and excitement of the Shanghai Roastery opening.

A light show illuminates the Shanghai Roastery opening celebration. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom)

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz shows Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma around the Shanghai Roastery. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newroom)

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz welcomes guests at the opening celebration. (Sao Erqiang / Starbucks Newsroom)

Shanghai Roastery OpeningStarbucks partners watch the opening celebration light show at the Shanghai Roastery. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom)

Crowds of invited guests gather during the Shanghai Roastery opening celebration. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom)

Crowds of invited guests gather during the Shanghai Roastery opening celebration. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom)

See inside the Roastery with our 360 video on the Starbucks Newsroom Facebook page.

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