Friday, January 15, 2021

Pitt purchases "Love Tea" building in Oakland; eventual fate of cafe unknown.

The University of Pittsburgh's University Times reports today the school purchased 229 Atwood St., currently home to Love Tea, in December for $2.1 million.
"The university is currently reviewing options for future potential development at this location," a Pitt spokesman said.
The former office supplies store was first Love Yogurt, then Love Ramen, and as of September 2019, Love Tea. In its own way it's been a bellwether of dining trends, as first a frozen yogurt chain, then a build-your-own noodle bar, and finally a bubble tea place.

As the Pittsburgh Business Times source article notes, the university's master plan involves building student housing in the area currently occupied by it and Bouquet Gardens.