Adda Coffee & Tea House’s much-anticipated third location, Adda Bazaar, is now open on Penn Avenue in Garfield.
This weekend, they’re celebrating with a series of special events and appearances by food makers like Con Alma and Mi Empanada.
Adda Bazaar houses a full service coffee and tea bar, plus a retail-focused floor space, which offers items like drinkware and accessories, kitchen pantry products from around the world, gifts, and items from members of Adda’s Community Shops, an extension of Adda’s online bazaar which features local small business owners, craft makers and artisans.
There will be guidelines for safe shopping, including the option to book a private appointment after business hours to explore the shop, along with restrictions on the number of people allowed in the shop at one time, mask requirements and social-distancing.
Owner Sukanta Nag says that this retail-focused model of Adda was inspired by his childhood in Dhaka, on a street named Shankhair Bazaar. “The ‘Bazaar’ was full of life – bustling in energy and sounds where local artists, craft makers and small businesses hustled all day to make a living and keep the place going,” he says. “We are proud to call our new location ADDA Bazaar, inspired by Bazaars all over the world like my childhood home.”
For the grand opening weekend, Adda Bazaar will welcome Mi Empanada on Friday, October 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with live music from Arie Cole. On Saturday, October 24, Con Alma will be at Adda from 11;00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with their food truck and house band.
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Adda Bazaar (4905 Penn Avenue)