Construction has begun for what will soon be known as the Chai Bar by David Rio, the first flagship retail location and chai bar concept developed by David Rio in San Francisco! The Chai Bar will be located on the ground floor of 1019 Market Street, a beautiful historic building erected in 1909, surrounded by innovative companies, such as Twitter, Uber, and Spotify, and just a few blocks from Union Square. The building was recently renovated by the cloud based help desk company, Zendesk, which moved its headquarters in July into the 7 stories, 73,000 square feet, above the Chai Bar. With a rustic-yet-modern interior incorporating wood and original exposed brick, the 2,600 square foot Chai Bar will serve a full range of David Rio chai products, as well as coffee and other tea-infused enticements. East will meet West as the menu will offer unique Japanese inspired food along with classic café fare. Stay tuned for up-to-date information and images of the construction progress on our social media pages. We anticipate that the creativity and excitement will transform our location into one of San Francisco’s adored hotspots. To learn more about the Chai Bar, check out an article covered in SF Eater!
David Rio will be sponsoring and attending a benefit on February 17th held by its partner, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), to raise funds for Kenya’s Amboseli Elephant Project. David Rio will also offer samples of Elephant Vanilla Chai™ to guests and speakers attending the event in honor of the elephants of Amboseli National Park. IFAW’s fundraiser at Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles hopes to raise more than $2 million over the next three years to meet their commitment to save the Kitenden Corridor of Amboseli National Park and its surrounding ecosystem. One of the main reasons that this project is important to IFAW and David Rio is that 1,100 of the 1,400 magnificent elephants of Amboseli National Park will perish if the land cannot be protected against human encroachment and/or poachers. In addition, this project will be used as a model for IFAW’s future projects throughout Africa and Asia. To learn more about the Amboseli Elephant Project, click here. To learn more about David Rio’s animal welfare initiatives, click here
David Rio proudly services over 45 countries with our premium chai and tea products. If you are interested in importing, please email us or select your country to find more information. Visit our International page to find an importer near you.