, Salem, MA


January 9, 2013

Jolie Tea looks to add cafe in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Since it opened less than two years ago, Jolie Tea Co. has become a popular retail spot for people across the region to buy loose-leaf tea from all over the world.

Now, owner Amy Job is hoping to expand her Bay Road business to give customers a place to order a brewed cup of the store’s signature teas. She also plans to sell light pastries and other goods, but there will be no cooking on-site.

“It is a good way for people to try out tea they aren’t familiar with in a setting where you can take it to go or sit down,” she said.

The store is in the same building as the Black Cow Tap & Grill, which reopened last month after undergoing renovations for seven months.

Job said it was always part of the store’s concept to include a cafe, but there wasn’t enough room in the store until an adjacent retail space opened up.

If she gets site plan review approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals, she will expand the store into the vacant space to include the cafe. She is scheduled to go before the board tonight.

During an advisory vote, the Planning Board unanimously supported the expansion.

Customers will often come into the store and offer thoughts on how seating could be added to the retail shop, Job said.

“We really want to meet the interest of our customers,” Job said. “We’ve had so many requests to serve tea.”

The roughly 1,000-square-foot new cafe will match the store’s contemporary French influence, she said.

Job said the cafe should bring more foot traffic to the area, which will benefit other businesses in the area, as well.

“The businesses will complement each other well,” she said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best AP Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones All Aboard! LIRR Strike Averted Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Time Warner Rejects Murdoch's Takeover Bid Yellen Says Economy Still Needs Fed Support Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Justice Dept. Fines Citigroup $7 Billion Justice Dept. Fines Citigroup $7 Billion Downside of Low Mortgage Rates? Less Selling Cupcake Shop Crumbs Shuttering All Its Stores San Francisco Prepares for Soda Battle Dow Breaks Record 17,000 GM Crash Compensation Could Top $1 Billion GM Won't Limit Crash Compensation Funds
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Comments Trcker