Middle-Eastern Tea House to open in Buffalo within weeks

December 26, 2023 by No Comments

Downtown Buffalo will soon welcome a new tea house. Named The Original Tea House, it offers a captivating international ambiance which is reflected by its menu. Occupying the ground floor of 388-392 Pearl Street, a multi-tenant office building acquired by Cedarland Development in 2019, this establishment is anticipated to open its doors in January.

Cedarland CEO Kevin Dagher envisions the tea house as a seductive oasis for the building’s occupants, including esteemed organizations like Read to Succeed and Sterling Optical, as well as a welcoming retreat for anyone in the vicinity.

Beyond an enticing selection of bubble tea and globally sourced hot teas, The Original Tea House will collaborate with external partners to provide an assortment of delectable baked goods, featuring regional specialties from Yemen and Bangladesh, among others.

This spacious 3,000-square-foot haven will boast both tables and comfortable couches, inviting guests to rejuvenate, engage in work, or simply savor the ambiance. For those seeking a touch of cultural enrichment, the tea house will periodically host live music performances, featuring intimate acoustic or classical ensembles.

The Original Tea House represents the second endeavor for its proprietors, who previously operated a hookah bar. Recognizing a potential niche, they plan to open early, catering to the needs of Muslims observing dawn prayers from 5 to 7 a.m. and remaining open until late afternoon.


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