A "high end" English tea emporium is moving into the storefront once housed by Garden City Chemist on Seventh Street, according to John Wilton, chair of the village's Merchants Committee.
"If anyone's seen Teavana at the mall it's a lot like that but much more of an English, high end ancillary product sales. It's probably going to do very well ... They have a great business plan," he added.
In other business news, Wilton said a German-themed eatery will soon make its way onto the Garden City restaurant scene. "Prost Garten" is rumored to open the third week of May in the Franklin Avenue storefront where Village Valet formerly did business.
The village deli on Seventh Street replacing Hoffmann's is having code compliance issues, which has delayed its opening, and Dashing Diva, a nail boutique soon to call 953 Franklin Avenue home, could open for business in "six, seven, eight weeks," Wilton added.
"From what we're told they have a very strong following," he said of the express nail salon.
And Sugarplum, which recently made its debut on Seventh Street, has created an "excellent draw" to Garden City's downtown, according to Wilton.
"They just bring a tremendous amount of people outside the village into the village," he said. "The spillage is effecting our restaurants, the stationary store and they're going up and down the street."