Founder of Black-Owned Tea Bar in Charlotte Opens Second Location

Sherry Waters, the founder behind the beloved Black-owned tea haven, The Pauline Tea-Bar & Apothecary, unveils its second location in Charlotte, North Carolina. This expansion promises more of what made the first spot a community favorite - organic herbal teas, delicious baked goods, and a serene atmosphere.

Named after her grandmother, Pauline's first opened its doors in Charlotte's Camp Greene neighborhood back in 2019. Sherry wanted to create a haven where people could connect and foster a sense of community. With its soothing teas, delightful baked treats, comfy seating, and overall tranquil atmosphere, Pauline's has become a go-to spot for relaxation and camaraderie.

Following the success of the first location, Sherry decided to expand, announcing the second spot in November 2023. The expansion was made possible with the support of LISC Charlotte through the Fifth Third Bank Empowering Black Futures Initiative. This initiative aims to boost businesses and organizations in the area, providing more opportunities on Charlotte's west side.

The new spot, Thrive Hub, is set to operate from a charmingly renovated yellow house at 1017 Beatties Ford Road. Sherry shared with Queen City Nerve that her vision for the expansion focuses on emphasizing community gatherings and highlighting the history of Black-owned teahouses.

To mark the grand opening, Waters has curated a weekend lineup packed with activities that showcase the space's full potential. Expect a soulful saxophonist, chair meditation, a dash of history, tea tasting, and more. The second location promises to be more than just a place for tea – it's a haven for community and connection.

Learn more about the tea bar via its official website at

Be sure to follow them on Instagram @ThePaulineTeaBar

Also, you can support the business by visiting its two locations at 2326 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208, and 1017 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

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