TEA TIME ... Too much coffee talk? What about tea? A Canadian company plans to openDavid's Teain early August at 318 University Ave. This downtown Palo Alto location is the former site of The Sports Gallery, which closed in April after a 15-year run. David's Tea has made quite a name for itself in Canada with more than 100 stores in that country and an additional 17 locations in the U.S. Its popularity may be due, at least in part, to the unusual and large selection of tea it offers. In addition to the more traditional black, green and herbal varieties, flavors such as caramel corn, red velvet cake, and root-beer float grace the tea menu. The shop also carries a vast collection of tea accessories. David's Tea is known for its trendy, contemporary-styled stores, displaying nearly 100 canisters filled with teas neatly along the walls of its stores.
BOUTIQUE NEWS ... Gone from theStanford Shopping Center is Juicy Couture. It closed last month as part of the company's announcement that it is closing all of its Juicy stores throughout the country. That vacancy made way for Kate Spadeto relocate its boutique at the former Juicy site. It's a larger space for the shop, which is scheduled to open by the end of summer. Meanwhile, Kate Spade remains open at its current location in the shopping center. Town & Country Village continues to add new tenants. Jarbo hung out its shingle in late May. The Seattle-based women's clothing and accessory boutique describes itself on its website as "edgy, modern and wearable ... with European style sensibility."
Jarbo manager Rachel Martinez said that word is getting out about the shop. "People have been very gracious. They're telling their friends about us," she said, adding that Jarbo is also getting involved with the community. "We will be partnering with Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto for a charity fashion show in July," she said.