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Q: what is a teavana like?

I left the states and never visited a teavana?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teavana

 

I'm sure Starbucks paying 620 million dollars in 2012 for a company started in Atlanta and then closing them all down in 2017, looks pretty bad business wise.

 

The first one was Phipps Plaza but even though Atlanta is my hometown, I never heard of them and Phipps Plaza is were country club members go shopping, not my scene.

 

So anybody can tell what they were like before there all gone. I wonder if a traditional Chinese tea shop or a British tea and cracker, biscuit whatever would ever make any money in America.

 

Was it like a Chinese tea shop or British tea shop or some plethora of everything?

 

I knew malls were dead in America, but I did not see this coming, and surprised that Starbucks did not just convert some of them over to coffee shops, which means pedestrian traffic count must be really low in malls everywhere.

 

I never invested in Starbucks because they get into politics and PR too much for my taste. Pissing off the left or the right just lowers customer count and your better off being neutral or at least appearing that way.

16 weeks 6 days ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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I don't think tea shoppes of any kind would ever take off in America. Coffee is just to prevalent everywhere. I can't help you on teavana, haven't lived in the states for over a decade now.

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Internet purchases do have a negative impact on shopping malls where these kind of business dwell. These days the prime consumers are the post 80s bunch, who are in their 30s, many with young kids. This bunch are fans of internet purchases. For one thing, long working hours means fewer time for window shopping, and if they are smart they would spend the time saved with their kids in nature than squandering it in some stupid mega malls.

 

One such girl told me they had a little cottage built in their rural village, every electric appliance in the house, lamps, air cond, heater, fridge....etc. they bought on the internet. Time saving and cheaper too because they order directly from the manufacturer. The way I see it, this trend will keep going and the need for malls will keep dwindling. Meaning to survive they will have to reduce their rents AND upgrade their facilities such as making them more artistic, with uniqueness so people go there and have a pleasant experience.

 

I say, serve them right. You ever see ample benches in these malls?  Me, no.  Regardless of how luxurious the decor is, these lifeless spaces are just souless, calculative machines. Regardless of how tired you are, they force you to go into their shops to find a seat to take a break.  Everything is geared to grab money from you.  This is why I say, serve these low lives right. Let them go out of business if they refuse to lower their rent and fundamentally change their money dog mentality.

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