Starbucks' Teavana Concept Launches in NYC

Starbucks previewed the first-of-its-kind Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in New York City’s Upper East Side. Opening October 24, the Tea Bar will elevate the premium tea experience by delivering a carefully curated assortment of handcrafted tea beverages, premium loose leaf teas, tea-inspired food offerings, and tea merchandise, making the ritual of tea more elevated and accessible for customers.


Teavana Breaks Ground on First Manhattan Location

As the exclusive retail leasing representative in New York City for Teavana, RKF secured the Atlanta-based premium loose-leaf teas and teaware retailer’s first Manhattan location at 1291 Lexington Ave., located between 86th and 87th Streets.

RKF Executive Vice President Ariel Schuster, Senior Director Greg Covey, and Associate Justin Fantasia arranged the retail lease on behalf of Teavana, while Director Jackie Totolo, also of RKF, represented ownership, The MP 1291 Trust.