Quickly Now Serving Bubble Tea at 79 Division
Now that Kung Fu Bing is safe and sound at 189 East Houston, we can re-focus our attention on its former Division Street digs. Gone are the yellowing Chinese newspapers and DIY “for rent” signs. Over the holiday weekend, fresh orange signage was installed, revealing the latest cornershop occupant. And it’s a bit more health conscious. Behold the new Asian fusian cafe, Quickly, now serving.
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According to the grand opening banner above the entrance, Quickly boldly claims to be the “largest bubble tea chainstore in the world.” The franchise was founded in Taiwain in 1996, and jumped the Pacific in 2003 with its first stateside representation in San Francisco; California now boasts 80 locations. Today, there are over 2,000 shops in 20 different countries.