Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Argo Tea Brings Unique, All-natural Tea and specialTEA foods to the Oakbrook CommuniTEA
  Guests can enjoy the enhanced surroundings of Oakbrook Center with a fresh, all natural experience starting August 23 with the opening of Argo Tea. Providing innovative tea experiences and signature beverages in the Center’s new glass pavilion, Argo Tea will serve up QualiTEA in a contemporary café.
“As a result of the recent renovation project, Oakbrook Center continues to elevate the shopping experience with even more exclusive offerings,” said Suzanne Beres, senior marketing manager for Oakbrook Center. “Argo Tea allows Oakbrook Center guests to relax and socialize while sipping delicious drinks.”
From one of two new glass pavilions, Argo Tea customers can appreciate the lush landscaping and modern gardens of the redesigned outdoor shopping center. The new café will feature a visually compelling, streamlined design that creates a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor areas – reflecting Argo Tea’s commitment to conservation and all-natural ingredients.
Argo Tea promotes a healthy lifestyle which makes the new café a great fit for Oakbrook Center customers looking for great tasting drinks and diverse dietary options. Beyond tea, customers can enjoy fresh baked, hand-made SpecialTEA foods created in the café daily. Argo signature drinks and foods are inspired by passionate chefs, creative mixologists and intelligent nutritionists, and everything is made with all natural, real ingredients.
Through its commitment to excellent customer service, Argo Tea goes beyond the café to play a positive role in the community. As part of its ChariTEA program, Argo Tea plans to work with west suburban non-for-profits to donate 10 percent of proceeds from seasonal Signature Drinks.
Argo cafes are changing the way the world experiences tea. We welcome everyone to participate in the Argo Tea story with a journey through tea sampling tables, an interactive tea wall and our spotlight on the mixologist baristas,” said Christine Gretchko, vice president of marketing for Argo Tea. “We are excited to be a part of Oakbrook Center and contribute to the local communiTEA.”
To celebrate the opening at Oakbrook Center, Argo Tea plans to host a parTEA, featuring several health, arts and entertainment events. More details will soon be available.
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About Argo Tea
Argo Tea, Inc. is a Chicago-based food and beverage company responsible for creating innovative tea experiences. We are passionate about bringing teas directly from growers around the world, and blending them into unique and delicious signature beverages and teas. We are committed to being a sustainable business by working with the best local and global tea, coffee, and food artisans, and by contributing back to our communities to promote a healthy lifestyle and the conservation of natural resources. We are dedicated to delivering consistent quality, combining all-natural, real ingredients and sharing a genuine customer experience "one customer and one cup at a time," and to providing the "Argo experience" through our innovative approach of rediscovering the diversity and tradition of teas. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we now have retail partners across the world, and coming soon to a location near you. Our products are available for distribution in more than 17,000 premier retailers, including foodservice, retail, and hospitality companies in the U.S. and internationally. Learn more at

About Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook Center is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States. GGP currently owns, or has an interest in, 120 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 125 million square feet of gross leasable area. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.  For further information please visit

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