A new bubble tea vendor is headed to the area, with ViVi Bubble Tea slated to open soon at 6731 Bay Parkway.
Reader Neil A. tipped us off to the opening, sharing the photo above. The site, previously a bodega on the corner of West 9th Street, is still under construction.
ViVi is a small franchise with several other locations in New York City, including one in Brooklyn on Eighth Avenue. This will be its second location in the borough.
Fun fact: despite the sanitized history often given for the name “bubble tea,” the “bubble” is actually anglicized from “boba” – Chinese slang for large breasts. Whoa, knowledge bomb.