LINCOLN PARK — A tea shop is set to replace one of the neighborhood's oldest shoe shops later this year, according to reports.
Teavana Fine Teas & Tea Bar, a Starbucks concept, is set to move into the former Hanig's Slipper Box at the corner of Diversey and Clark Street, according to a Crain's report.
The Lincoln Park Teavana would be the second in Chicago. Teavana, which Starbucks purchased in 2012, opened its first tea bar on Southport in Lakeview last year.
The prime Lincoln Park corner location is currently under construction at 2754 N Clark St.
The company could move in during the "latter half of this year," according to Crain's.
A Teavana spokeswoman could not confirm the report.
"Unfortunately we do not have any new information about store openings at this time. We will keep you updated on new openings in the area and appreciate your continued interest in Teavana," the spokesperson said.
Hanig's Slipper Box, which operated at that corner for 70 years, closed in July 2014 because of high rents.
The former Hanig's Slipper Box closed last year. [DNAinfo/Paul Biasco]
Teavana's tea bars differ from many mall locations in that their signatures tea lattes and tea-inspired foods will be available.
Food items at the Lakeview location include breakfast pastries and lunch items such as flatbreads.
The Lakeview shop also sells loose leaf teas and accessories.
The first tea bar debuted in New York in October 2013 and the company has plans to open 1,000 locations within 10 years.
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