We have some super exciting news to share!!!!
Our teas have been available online for years now. It’s now time to take the plunge and open up a brick & mortar location. This is something that we’ve contemplated for a few years now but just never really seriously looked for a space. As our tea selection has grown it has become necessary to move into a larger building. Yes, there’s a little happy story behind the location we selected……. grab a cup of tea and keep reading……
Last week Mel went to a quarter auction benefitting Roots With Purpose (a local organization dedicated to helping the unsheltered in our community). The auction was being held at the local Lion’s Club building which happens to be in the beautiful downtown Garner. As I drove through downtown I just could not help but have a little conversation with God….it went something like this….
“God, you know I really would love to have a little store to bring my teas to the local community. I really do love this little downtown area. It sure would be nice if there were a space available here for me.” Little did I know at the time.
I went on about my business, attended the quarter auction. Managed to get a good majority of my Christmas shopping done at the auction. Had a great time. When I left with my car loaded up with all my “winnings” from the night, I drove back down Main Street thinking the same thing and having that little conversation with God once more. As I looked at the row of buildings it appeared that they all had business tenants. So I just drove on thinking nothing at all was going to come of that little conversation. This was all on a Saturday night.
I went about my weekend not really giving this anymore thought or attention. But then, woke up Monday morning with the thought nagging me once again to reach out to my business communities to see what might be available. So I posted in a local group, CLASY (Choose Local and Small Ya’ll), on Facebook. Thinking it was a long shot. But my post was something along the lines of “hey, looking for a retail space for my tea biz. Wendell, Clayton, Knightdale, Garner, Raleigh area”. Little did I know that one little post would change the direction of my little tea biz. Within just a short time I received a phone call from Cassondra Liles. Don’t you know…….she had a space that was available NOW!!!! God is so good, all of the time.
I went and looked at the space on Monday. Then again on Tuesday. Then we came to an agreement and well…….Steep Right Up will soon be opening in the beautiful Historic Downtown Garner!!!!
Our new home will be 111 W Main St #200, Garner, NC 27529. We will have, of course, all of our fabulous in-house small batch hand-blended teas available. But we will also have a selection of exclusive salt-free spice blends, art from local artisans, tea accessories, and more. Our teas will also be available by-the-cup fresh brewed. Be on the lookout for tasting events, blending classes, and more!! Anticipated opening date is January 1, 2024.
If you’re not already following us on FB and IG go do so……we will be keeping those social media pages up to date with pictures, progress, and everything related to Steep Right Up
We look forward to being an active part of the downtown Garner culture.