Thursday, April 03, 2014

Chatime to Open in Boston's Back Bay

A Taiwan-based chain of shops featuring bubble tea is opening a second location in Boston, with this one being in the heart of the Back Bay.

According to a Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website, Chatime is looking to open on Newbury Street (between Fairfield Street and Gloucester Street), with a hearing taking place on the proposed shop on Wednesday, April 9. If approved, the new store would join another one on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown--which opened last month--along with more than 1,000 locations worldwide.

[October 15 update: Eater Boston is reporting that the new Chatime on Newbury Street is apparently opening this weekend.]

[October 16 CORRECTION: Eater Boston now says that the Newbury Street location is not opening this weekend; the one that is opening is on Hudson Street in Chinatown.]

[January 12, 2014 update: According to a new post from Eater Boston, the Back Bay location of Chatime plans to open this Friday (January 16), joining the two existing locations in Chinatown as well as a new outlet near Northeastern University.]

Chatime offers such items as fruit tea, pop tea, milk tea, mousse, smoothies, juices, and coffee.

The address for this new tea shop in the Back Bay is: Chatime, 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the Boston locations can be found at