Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar | Seattle

The University Village Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar is the second store of its kind – completed just after NYC’s Manhattan location. The new concept store aims to give visitors a premium tea experience complete with a “Wall of Tea,” food that complements various tea flavors, and merchandise for tea connoisseurs. GLY met a fast-track schedule to ensure the store was complete before Oprah Winfrey made a visit during a trip to the Seattle Starbucks Headquarters. Teavana’s “Maharaja Chai Oolong” tea is on her 2013 “Favorite Things” list.


The 1,160 square foot tenant improvement included a complete interior demolition, construction of a new retail layout, renovations to walls, ceilings, floors, MEPs, fire sprinkler and alarm system, and installation of client-supplied finishes.


Owner: Starbucks Coffee Company

Architect: Starbucks Coffee Company, TPG Architecture, R.H. Sweers Architect