Bubble tea café set to arrive in Worcester

A new bubble tea café in Worcester town centre will soon be in operation following a letting completed by Centrick Commerical.

Cupp Bubble Tea has agreed on a 10-year lease on a retail unit at 58 High Street, taking the whole building, including a ground floor retail unit and three upper floors, and plans to complete an extensive fit-out. Nearby occupiers include Superdrug, WH Smith, Boots, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer.

Worcester shoppers should be able to experience bubble tea before Christmas 2022, said George Xydias, Centrick Commercial agency director who was instructed to market the property by landlord Watson’s Property.

“Cupp is bringing its exciting bubble tea concept to Worcester where I’m sure it will be a huge success with shoppers looking for something a little different from the typical coffee shops and other cafes. It also creates new jobs and brings investment into the city.

“The premises is extremely well located in Worcester city centre and comprises a four-storey retail unit situated on the pedestrianised High Street, adjacent to the new Greggs store. Cupp is investing in an extensive fit out of the property and we look forward to seeing it open before Christmas,” said Xydias.

Alex Watson, director of landlord Watson’s Property, said: “it was great to work with George, and joint agent Andrew Benson at Wright Silverwood, to secure this letting to an exciting new tenant following the refurbishment we carried out. The refurbishment was carried out to preserve the beautiful historic features of the building and the swift letting is testament to both the agents’ hard work and the appeal of the building.”

Originally bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, boba tea, boba milk tea and bubble milk tea) was a term given to drinks that consisted of tea, milk and chewy tapioca pearls which are shaken together to form a bubbly foam on top of the drink. These days, bubble tea includes a wide variety of fruity and milk infused teas that are produced in this way.

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