Stein opened up the 1,900-square-foot storefront by taking down a dividing wall and painting the surfaces bright white. She wanted to combine the old and the new by keeping the original well-worn wood floors dotted with stiletto holes and exposed brick walls while adding her own modern touches like mid-century modern furniture, rotating local art, and bits of bright color.
Stein’s daughter, Kat, returned from a decade in Philadelphia to run Dandelion. She’s been instrumental in getting the teahouse set up, doing everything from painting the walls to helping to make the herbal teas. She plans on adding live music, open mic nights, and events like tea classes, yoga, and a moon course when allowed.
For now, patrons can come in and drink tea. They can also buy Stein’s herbs, loose tea, natural beauty products and artisan products from local vendors like Cellar Door candles, Nomad trail mix, Pottery by Marjorie, and baked goods from Chandelier Bakery. The mother and daughter team plan on having a grand opening celebration sometime in June.