Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Location now open!

Yesterday we quietly opened the door at our new Lark Street location - that's 274 Lark Street in Albany (between Hudson and Hamilton). We have no sign yet and chose to open softly - with no promotion. Yet, the moment we unlocked the door, our first customer walked right in. His name is Mike, he bought some loose tea, an iced tea, and a chocolate truffle. And guess what? He came back again today for a bubble tea! We love Mike! Lots of people from the neighborhood stopped in to welcome and congratulate us, and even some regulars from the warehouse stopped by when they heard we were open.
I designed the space to offer a cozy urban oasis and hope that if you have the opportunity, you'll stop by and visit. Just like At the Warehouse, this is another small location (not quite as small - we have a couple of outdoor cafe tables and seating for about 10 inside).
If you've been to the warehouse location, you're familiar with our theme; we've taken our global bohemian approach a bit further in our new space and offer an expanded tea menu complete with globally inspired drinks like Tibetan butter tea and South American yerba mate served in the traditional gourd with bombilla. We're also offering some new creations like the mate dew (my take on the energy drink) and my new favorite, the Jasmine "Champagne". If you don't want tea, we'll brew you a good strong cup of coffee, or mix you up authentic Brooklyn egg cream.

Our business hours are Monday - Friday 11-2 and 3-8 (2-3 siesta); weekends 10:30-4. If hours change or I'll be closing early for some reason, I'll post it on this blog. The At the Warehouse shop will remain open on weekends from 10-3.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your support.


Kenzay said...


How exciting! Heather and I just read the blog and have made plans to carpool over there after work (4-5ish) to see the finished shop :)

See you soon! *^_^*

~Heather & McKenzie Lee, visitors from ATW.

Anonymous said...

Great unique teas, strong coffee, a chess board and all watched over by a lovely red buddha -- I'll be there asap and as often as possible too! Congrats!! Arlen