Happy Earth Tea Relocation Update
As the saying goes, light is at the end of the tunnel regarding our relocation! We are in the final construction phase now and things are looking good for a move in June. Not exactly sure about the dates yet, but we will definitely be out of 650 South Avenue because our lease expires at the end of June!!
We have mixed emotions about leaving our cozy little Tea Bar. We’ve made many friends there and created many happy memories together. When we started it five years ago, we were not sure if the concept of a place to experience and buy tea would work in Rochester and with your support, it’s been a grand success! Stay tuned for farewell event details at the Tea Bar. It will provide the chance to say goodbye and honor this sweet spot where many authentic human connections happened!
As for the new location, it's one block south at 696 South Ave. (corner of South & Gregory). It’s huge and has incredible vibes as the former home of Tru Yoga. The smell of incense still delicately wafts through the air. It’s a charming historic building – another wedge-shaped space with loads of character and natural light. We’re keeping our Zen feel to help unclutter the mind, but there is plenty of space for your mind to wander here. With the larger space, we will be able to offer more tea and herbal blends, tea ware and local goods! We will also be able to hold our tea classes and events such as tea/food pairing and more. There are endless possibilities!
When we open, we’ll still be working out the operational pieces and hope you’ll help us figure out what works best in the new space. As you may remember, we did not get permission from the city to add more seating, but we’ll continue working with them to increase the seating capacity. There is a nearby parking lot for our customers and the bus stop is across the street.
We’re planning a week-long Grand Opening celebration and we hope you can join us for some of the festivities - so stay tuned for those details. Click the link for a little sneak preview. Thanks for being on this journey with us! Stay well and we hope to see you soon!