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Published: 08/23/2023

Gong Cha


August 23, 2023



~ Promising to inspire the human spirit and create happiness with a perfect cup of tea ~


Guilderland, NY (August 23, 2023) — Crossgates is thrilled to announce that Gong cha, an international beverage franchise specializing in freshly prepared bubble tea, will be opening this fall. “Gong cha” is a Chinese term for the act of offering the best tea to the Emperor. It represents teas and beverages of the highest and finest quality. Today, Gong cha is dedicated to the same principle of providing premium products to its customers around the globe. Gong cha promises to inspire the human spirit and create happiness with a perfect cup of tea.


Gong cha’s success in Taiwan launched stores all over the globe with customers loving their premium quality tea, products & services such as fresh tea brewed throughout the day, pearls (bubbles) freshly prepared to perfection continuously through the day, tea sourced from the finest tea estates and its signature milk foam. Its creamy, sweet and savory flavor balance and whipped texture make it the perfect complement to Gong cha’s freshly brewed teas. Their delicious milk foam is hand-crafted for each customer and made from the freshest milk and highest quality, signature ingredients.


“We are very excited to introduce the Gong cha brand to shoppers here at our center. Continuing to give our guests the option of variety is what we strive to do, and Gong cha certainly adds to this unique mix.” said Jennifer Smith, Crossgates Marketing Director.

Gong cha will be located on the lower level around the corner from APEX Entertainment. To learn more about Gong cha and Crossgates, visit www.shopcrossgates.com and follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates on events, promotions & sales offered at our center and within our stores, restaurants & entertainment venues.




About Gong cha:

Established in Taiwan in 1996 by two good friends, Huang and Wu, Gong cha was unique in offering personalized service with premium teas in a variety of innovative and delicious recipes. Gong cha became loved by its customers and news of the company quickly spread by word of mouth. Its quality products grew increasingly popular, and in 2006, Huang and Wu established the Gong cha brand and opened the first Gong cha brand store in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Gong cha has since become one of the best-known providers of quality teas and has blossomed around the world. With a successful business model and proven track record, it has opened over 1,800 Cafes in 20 countries to inspire the human spirit and create happiness.


About Crossgates:

Crossgates is the Capital Region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands and the newest retail concepts.  The center is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Primark and Best Buy, while offering more than 180 retail shops, including Apple.  Crossgates offers 10 entertainment venues and over 20 on-site eateries, such as Dave & Buster’s, Get Air, Billy Beez, Apex Entertainment, The Standard Restaurant & Lounge, Maggie McFly’s and Regal Cinemas with IMAX. Or simply relax at our award-winning day spa, Spa Mirbeau. Located adjacent to a dual-branded 192-room Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton hotel, Crossgates is your destination to EAT. SHOP. PLAY. STAY.  Additional information regarding Crossgates can be found at shopcrossgates.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About Pyramid Management Group, LLC:

Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For nearly 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.