It’s almost time for tea.
Miklyn McMahon and Heather Stack say they plan to open Petite 10 Tea Room in the 10 West Main business complex in early June after getting approval last week from the state health department.
The tea room is part of business complex that is rapidly growing to include something for everyone.
A creamery /coffee shop and a virtual reality arcade are expected to open within the next few days, joining the city’s Chamber of Commerce, a full-service restaurant, an art specialty shop, nail salon and the 10 West Main Event Center.
McMahon is manager of the event center and saw an opportunity to utilize one of the center’s suites for smaller events. That led to an idea for Petite 10 Tea Room, which will be in Suite 115.
Opening date is expected to be June 5, said McMahon. The tea room will be initially open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They will be offering sandwiches, soups, salads and a wide variety of teas.
“We will be doing Teavana Tea, which is Starbuck’s brand,” said McMahon.
The plan is to offer about 35 different types of tea on the menu.
“We will have everything from fruity teas to herbals to black teas … including breakfast teas. Anything you could want from a tea room,” she said.
In addition, the soup menu will routinely include a tomato bisque, a lobster bisque, lasagna soup and chicken enchilada soups.
McMahon said they may look at expanding hours in the future, but for now will be limited to Mondays and Wednesdays. They do offer catering as well as special events.
McMahon said both she and Stack have been working in the food service industry since their teen years and saw a need in Yukon.
Stack recently completed a psychology degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and handles most of the business end of the project.
McMahon will be hands on.
“I’m the doer and the planner. I get all of the food ready,” she said.
“This is a passon of mine. I am very creative, artistic, as far as decorating for parties or decorating the food. I like being creative like that. It’s in my blood,” she said.
“It’s really not a job. You get to be creative and you get to share those creations. It feels good,” she said.