Grand Opening of Leaf at Eastview Mall
It has been done. Our second location is now up and running at Eastview Mall, a noted shopping center located in the town of Victor, NY, just a short distance away from our home base Rochester, NY.
It has already been two months since we opened doors at the Mall. The excitement and the busyness of it all had the unintended consequence of us missing out on updating our blog. So for those of you who follow our blog, we apologize.
I am sure you won't be surprised to hear that it has been a sharp learning curve for all of us. Fine tuning our tea offerings to a larger audience by understanding the needs of Mall goers, working with a bigger staff and budgets have been a heady experience so far. Thankfully, we are getting a handle on it all assisted by our super-enthusiastic and helpful staff, who by the way we call "Leaf Tea Gurus."
Importantly, our customers have been very kind and supportive. So far the feedback we have received have been very positive. And we hope to keep improving upon that.
Here are some pictures from the grand opening that took place on 1 March.
Mike Kaufmann, General Manager of Eastview Mall, Barb Steen, one of our long-time local customers, and myself at the ribbon cutting. In the foreground, Mary Boland, my beloved wife.
Our dear friend, Rie san agreed to sample matcha in ceremonial style for our guests.