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Kung Fu Tea Kicks Its Way to The Southwest

The Chinatown boba favorite is expanding, seven miles south

Rainbow Warm Springs retail center rendering
Rainbow Warm Springs retail center rendering

An under construction retail plaza at the southwest corner of Rainbow and Warm Springs has its first notable tenant. Kung Fu Tea will expand from its Chinatown base, neighboring Abriya Raku, Monta Ramen and Curry Zen, and head to the southwest.

Built from the ground up, the 64,552-square-foot center will feature four separate retail buildings. So far, a Sprint store and nail salon are on board, but the center expects to lure a clutch of food and beverage options, luring tenants with the promise of an "upscale" customer base.

Kung Fu Tea will take over 1,235 square feet inside suite 110 and have earmarked an estimated construction budget of $110,862. The space will hold a maximum of 48 occupants.

Debuting in 2014, the franchise promotes itself as not your "mom and pop Boba shop." Their first Las Vegas location heavily supports local artists on their walls and serves a hot and cold drink menu including special teas like bubble, nata jelly and Longan red date, a variety of milks, specialty juices, coffees and slushies with flavors as diverse as Ovaltine and taro.

Work inside the vanilla retail shell building is due to start soon.