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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to open at Ward Village

Photo: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Hawaii / Foodland

Photo: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Hawaii / Foodland

There is going to be a new place to get your coffee and tea fix on as the popular U.S. coffee and tea cafe chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf comes to Ward Village's forthcoming South Shore Market, located below the T.J. Maxx.  Read more from The Pacific Business News, below:

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is opening a new shop in the space below T.J. Maxx at Ward Village in Honolulu that will include a mix of retail and restaurant tenants, Pacific Business News has learned.

The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC), the developer of the 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community in Kakaako, is currently building-out its “South Shore Market” project, which will include some tenants moving from Ward Warehouse, as first reported by PBN.

Last week, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf pulled an $850,000 building permit with the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting for a new location at the South Shore Market at 1170 Auahi St.

Honolulu-based Sullivan Family of Companies, which also owns Foodland Super Market Ltd., owns The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Hawaii franchise.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is owned by International Coffee & Tea, LLC, headquartered in Los Angeles. The chain has more than 950 stores in the U.S. and around the globe.

Some food and beverage and retail tenants from Ward Warehouse, which eventually will be developed into a high-rise luxury condominium project, are expected to open at South Shore Market, as well as other new tenants.

The South Shore Market project will include both indoor and outdoor seating, with the outdoor portion opening up toward a nearby park.

Todd Apo, vice president of community development for The Howard Hughes Corp., told PBN that the developer has no comment at this time.

PBN has reached out to the Sullivan Family of Cos. for comment



New tea cafe coming to celebrity salon in Hokua

Photo courtesy of Pacific Business News

LemonTea Cafe is coming to the neighborhood! Salon Blanc owners are opening a new location of their LemonTea Cafe right next to their salon in the Hokua

Pacific Business News' article below:

Honolulu’s Salon Blanc, which opened a LemonTea cafe at Pearlridge shopping Center in Central Oahu last year, has opened its second such cafe inside its hair salon, becoming one of the first of its kind to have such a concept in its establishment.

Hair stylist Alan “V” — for Vuong — and his wife, Michelle “V,” told PBN they had always planned to open a LemonTea cafe at their 1,500-square-foot salon at the Hokua condominium near Ward Village in Honolulu.

Hair stylist Alan "V" — for Vuong, owner of Salon Blanc in Honolulu, samples one of his custom drinks at his LemonTea kiosk in Pearlridge Center Uptown II in this file photo. He has opened a second location at his salon.

The cafe, which is not only for its salon customers but the general public as well, has recently received its “Green” placard from the state Department of Health, the top-rated placard that a restaurant can attain.

The Vuong’s LemonTea concept is nothing like the Bubble Tea or Milk Tea craze that’s currently hitting Honolulu. Instead, their concept specializes in lemonades and teas based on drinks inspired by their childhood memories, including a white Gummy Bear lemonade, the pink Starburst lemonade, the Sour Patch Kids lemonade and “Skyler’s Special,” which is their son’s favorite lemonade.
Their first location was a LemonTea kiosk in Pearlridge Uptown near Goma Tei.
Alan noted that he already is looking to open a third location, although nothing has been finalized just yet.

Salon Blanc, known by some as the “Celebrity Salon,” has been open at Hokua for about eight years.