A fast-growing Texas tea company is taking the plunge with a prime retail location in Leesburg.
HTeaO has numerous stores throughout the Lone Star State and one in Lakeland here in the Sunshine State. There are also HTeaO locations in Oklahoma and New Mexico. They offer 26 different tea-based beverages in a Starbucks-like setting.
HTeaO will be located at the previous Jeff’s Health Foods store which was at the corner of North 14th Street and Citizens Boulevard, next door to the incredibly popular Wolfy’s restaurant.
The project has gone out to bid and will include partial demolition of the existing structure which will be expanded to 3,000-square feet and will include a drive-up window as well as parking for 24 vehicles.
For years, Gary Hutchens had been selling his flavored iced teas in his burger restaurant Buns Over Texas. Having seen his drive-through iced tea business continue to grow, he made a strategic decision to use the construction of his new Buns Over Texas as an opportunity to add a dedicated tea store to the end of his new building. It was the birth of HTeaO.