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Teavana Palo Alto closes

Uploaded: 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.

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Posted by cdw, a resident of Downtown North,
on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The old Emporium/Bloomingdales building is being torn down and they were part of that building.....4 new buildings will be built with 5 new restaurants and 50 or more stores.


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Posted by Elena Kadvany, a resident of another community,
on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

cdw: That certainly seems more likely than a remodel for such a small store! Thank you for pointing that out. I've followed up with the shopping center to confirm.

For anyone else curious about the big Stanford mall remodel: Web Link


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Posted by TeaTime, a resident of Charleston Gardens,
on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:28 am

I have Teavana gift card but it states that it can be used at Starbucks.


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Posted by Phil, a resident of College Terrace,
on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

Starbucks OWNS Teavana!! Cards inter-usable. Google it.


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Posted by TeaTime, a resident of Charleston Gardens,
on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Google? Nah, TMI for a cup o' tea. Just wanted to put that "fyi" out there in case anyone else had a gift card too.


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Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford,
on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Before Teavana that space was a lovely little cafe serving tea and pastries. I hope the new building will have something like that, a spot to sit and enjoy tea and scones.


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Posted by Agnes Brydges, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood,
on Feb 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Stanford Shopping Center is so beautiful and I'm glad they never enclosed it. The gardens are delightful. The architecture, the walkways - all so nice. I'm remembering what the front of the center looked like many years ago..........I.Magnin; Blum's; Shreve & Co; Joseph Magnin; Livingston's' Roos Atkins; Emporium............


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Posted by Jay Park, a resident of Jackson Park,
on Feb 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm

I loved the gelato store!

Long gone... (sniff)


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Posted by Julie, a resident of Stanford,
on Jul 27, 2016 at 9:13 am

A new Teavana store just opened again in the Stanford Shopping Center. It's completely different and beautiful. I will be back.



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