I was immediately struck by the lettering on the windows announcing that the store sells cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos. I don't think I've ever seen a Starbucks storefront advertise its drinks like this since the company is so well-known today. It makes sense, though, that this one would, given that Starbucks wasn't yet a household name when this location opened in 1971.
I was also surprised by the store's Starbucks logo. It's the original one from 1971, rather than the green-and-white logo commonly seen today.
The original logo includes a full-body image of the company's iconic siren, as well as text bearing the Starbucks name and the fact that it sold coffee, tea, and spices.
It's pretty different from Starbucks' current logo, which has ditched the words, changed color, switched to a half-length portrait, and moved the siren's hair from behind her back to over her chest.
Inside, the store looks more similar to other Starbucks locations.
According to Starbucks, however, it measures roughly 1,000 square feet, which makes it a bit smaller than the company's average store.
There's a lot of Starbucks merch that's specific to this store, including mugs, pins, and a cute "bearista" teddy bear...
...as well as reusable cups, tumblers, and ornaments.
Here's a closer look at some of the merch.
Since it's exclusive to this location, the merch features the store's original Starbucks logo.
As a result, a lot of the merch follows the brown-and-white color scheme of the original logo, whereas Starbucks' regular merch at other stores is often more colorful.
This special assortment is part of the "Been There" series' Pin Drop Collection.
The series is also a fixture at Disney parks in the US, where Starbucks merch custom to the theme parks lets you show that you've "been there."
By the counter, there's a brass sign denoting the store's significance in the company's history.
There's also a framed copy of a Pike Place Market shopping guide from 1973, as well as an original Starbucks one-pound bag coffee bag from 1971.
Even the boxes at the store announce that the location is Starbucks' first.
Right above the door, there's a giant sculpture of a pig covered in coffee beans.
Named Pork 'n Beans, the pig was made for local competition Pigs on Parade in 2001 to fundraise for the Pike Place Market Foundation.
The location has a handwritten menu, which I've seen at Starbucks stores less and less often over the years.
There was one common Starbucks fixture missing from this store: food. In fact, this is one of the only Starbucks locations in the world without it.
That's because the original lease forbade food sales, and the store has decided to stick with this rule as a sort of tradition.