By Elena Kadvany
Teavana Palo Alto closesUploaded: Jan 26, 2015
An update (Jan. 29, 2015): Anna Brown, assistant account executive for Curator PR, which represents Stanford Shopping Center, would not say whether or not Teavana is part of the Bloomingdale's demolition. She wrote in an email that "at this time we don?t have any formal updates or information to share."
Tea purveyor Teavana's Stanford Shopping Center location has been emptied out and closed, with a note in the window indicating the store has closed for remodeling ? for a year.
"Store will be closed for remodeling, reopening in 2016," the note reads.
An astute reader (see below) pointed out that the Teavana building, located on the El Camino Real side of the shopping center, next to the old Bloomingdale's site, is likely to be torn down along with Bloomies.
Teavana did not return a request for comment.
Teavana, which sells a range of loose-leaf teas and retail items, operates more than 300 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including more than 40 in California. Their Bay Area presence includes stores at Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo, Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara and in downtown San Francisco.