Nami, Mike, and their team are inherent tea lovers. Originally inspired by the difficulty of finding quality tea, they opened up their own one-of-a-kind shop in the freight elevator space of the building. Over the span of 20 years, they have grown into the large front space across from the main art gallery. They have survived many challenging times: Starting before there was significant interest in tea, enduring financial crises that shut down many small retailers, and now the global pandemic. While some may say that the fundamental rule of running a successful business is “location, location, location,” the enduring success of The Tea Cozy may be “community, community, community” as they enjoy a loyal following of long-term customers.