Debutea to open in NY’s Greenwich Village
NEW YORK – Faith Hope Consolo and Arthur Maglio of the Worldwide Leasing Team at Douglas Elliman (www.elliman.com) recently arranged a lease for Debutea, a leading Chinese teahouse concept, to open at 217 Thompson St. between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Manhattan., south of Washington Square Park. The concept focuses on high-end tea and coffee, desserts and what they call “the newest exploding trend,” Taiwan Cheese Tea, a thick layer of slightly sweetened, salty cream cheese atop a tea base.
Chef John Besh steps down from BRG
NEW ORLEANS – Executive Chef/CEO John Besh, head of Besh Restaurant Group which was accused recently by nine women who’d worked in his establishments or home office of sexual harassment in a piece that appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, stepped down from his company. Former COO Shannon White replaces him as CEO, according to a published report.