Signage is up for VVNs Teas at 154 First Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street.
Per the VVN website:
VVNs TEA, simply pronounced like Vivian's Tea, is a place that not only sells tea, but also promotes a lifestyle. A lifestyle that is centered around the appreciation of tea and the sharing of art.
Every cup surface acts as an open canvas, printed with artworks by local artists. When you buy a cup of tea, you receive the whole experience — a tiny piece of artwork that you can share with your friends on social media.
The shop, which will be modeled after an art gallery, is expected to open in the fall.
The space previously housed the Neptune. The Polish-American restaurant closed in December 2016 after 15 years in business.
The landlord divided the former Neptune space. Chelsea Thai will be opening in the other storefront.
H/T Lola Sáenz!