Scheduled to open this summer in the former Cleveland Tea Revival space in Hingtown (1434 W. 29th St.), Verbena Shoppe, Cafe and Dry Bar is looking to take advantage of the growing demand for soft drinks.
“People are craving an alternative to alcohol, whether they want to drink less, less often, or not drink at all,” explains owner Molly Cherosa. “Verbena invites everyone to the celebration, creating an atmosphere and a menu that is as thoughtfully constructed as any craft cocktail. We couldn’t be more excited to find our first permanent home and join this ongoing renaissance of the greater Ohio City area.”
What started as a traveling pop-up offering non-alcoholic spirits, wine and beer is about to become a regular Ohio City institution. The 350 sq ft space is described as “a co-working space of a cafe and adjacent bar and bottle shop”.
Verbena offers a selection of soft drinks with popular brands such as Prima Pave, Athletic Brewing Co., Ritual, Monday and Lyres replacing beer, wine and traditional spirits such as gin, rum and whiskey. Verbena also offers a line of functional beverages that promise benefits such as stress relief and energy enhancement. Verbena also offers a range of Cleveland Tea Revival house blends, organic herbs and directly sourced teas.
Many of Cleveland Tea Revival’s most popular menu items will remain. Dishes like soups, salads, baked goods, rice bowls and avocado toast will be available throughout the day. In the evening, the menu will switch to cheese boards, canned fish plates and desserts.
In terms of entertainment, Verbena plans to host events such as tarot and poetry readings, comedy shows, book nights and other get-togethers.
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