Last month, we hit an incredible milestone, where the bill that would close a large loophole in California’s current ban on sales of ivory and rhinoceros horn passed the California Assembly and it will now move to the State Senate! The bill, AB 96, introduced in January, will extend the state’s current ivory ban to include pieces imported into the state before June 1, 1977, which are currently exempt from the ban. David Rio, in conjunction with our partners at IFAW, feels strongly that the lives of these majestic and intelligent animals are worth far more than the trinkets carved from their tusks. Join us today and support the California Senate to take quick action to pass this legislation. For more information on this bill, click here.
Chai Bar by David Rio, the first flagship retail location and chai bar concept developed by David Rio in San Francisco has opened its doors! Chai Bar by David Rio is located on the ground floor of 1019 Market Street, a beautiful historic building erected in 1909, surrounded by innovative companies, such as Twitter, Uber, and Spotify, and just a few blocks from Union Square. The building was renovated by the cloud based help desk company, Zendesk, which moved its headquarters last July into the 7 stories, 73,000 square feet, above the Chai Bar. With a rustic-yet-modern interior incorporating wood and original exposed brick, the 2,600 square foot Chai Bar serves a full range of David Rio chai products, as well as coffee and other tea-infused enticements. East meets West as the menu offers unique Japanese inspired food along with classic café fare. We anticipate that the creativity and continued excitement will transform our location into one of San Francisco’s adored hotspots. To learn more about the Chai Bar, check out the recent articles covered in SF Eater and SF Inside Scoop and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
David Rio proudly services over 45 countries with our premium chai and tea products. If you are interested in importing, please email us or select your country to find more information. Visit our International page to find an importer near you.