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Eli Tea Bar brings LGBTQ+ sober bar to Andersonville
--From a press release
2021-10-06

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October 6, 2021 - Chicago, IL - Eli Tea Bar is set to open its second store located at 5507 N Clark St in Chicago, Illinois. The LGBT-owned and operated sober space plans to open later this fall and will feature 100+ loose leaf options, in-house tea blends, bubble tea, kombucha on tap, and retail teaware.

The 2,000-square-foot Andersonville shop is currently undergoing renovations to enhance the location. These updates will include cafe seating, a walk-up window for low contact to-go orders, and a mini stage in the backroom. The specialty tea bar will incorporate late-ish hours to accommodate those who like to socialize in a sober bar and cafe setting. After the opening, there will be an extensive event calendar launch to showcase community interests and talents. Drag Bingo, DJ's, tarot readings, open mic nights, and queer meet-ups will be just a few of the events scheduled.

"I'm thrilled to serve the people of Chicago and can't wait to be a part of the Andersonville community," said Elias Majid, owner of Eli Tea Bar. "Over the last nine years, our company has made a conscious effort to provide a diverse variety of ethically sourced tea for everybody, with a specific focus on creating a safe sober space for LGBTQ+ folks. This Chicago location has been a long time coming - after attending Loyola University for undergrad, I've been waiting for the right time to open my next location in Chicago. I'm looking forward to bringing our exotic tea blends and local vendor relationships to the city."

Eli Tea Bar is a small but mighty company searching for local talent. To apply as a team member or as a performer, email Chicago@eliteabar.com . For more information visit www.eliteabar.com .

ABOUT ELI TEA BAR

Eli Tea Bar is a modern tea café and LGBTQ+ owned and operated sober space that specializes in serving loose-leaf and bubble teas. Founded in Birmingham, Michigan in 2012 by Elias Majid, Eli Tea Bar was previously named an Eater Young Gun Winner, Imbibe Magazine Editor Pick, and even catered to Oprah. This specialty shop brews hundreds of cups of tea daily - hot, iced, tea lattes, bubble tea, and even offers raw kombucha on tap. Teas are ethically sourced from around the world and blended in-house to create an alluring and engaging tea experience. All of the loose leaf teas are available for purchase in bulk from the in-store tea wall. Eli Tea Bar is set to open its second location in Chicago, Illinois later this fall.


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