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Social Tea

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(Seattle, Washington) March 15, 2024:  La Union Studio is thrilled to announce its partnership with Social Tea, a new Boba cafe set to open its doors in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Led by Port of Seattle Commissioner and entrepreneur, Sam Cho, Social Tea endeavors to galvanize the community and ignite a sense of unity around civic participation and engagement initiatives. Designed with a focus on elevating and redefining the traditional boba experience, it will servs as a hub for fostering connections and empowering dialogue around conscious spending, collective stewardship, voting & elections, and sustainability.

La Union Studio has been deeply involved in the Social Tea project, providing expert services in design consulting, securing building permits, and executing interior design. This collaboration represents a fusion of creativity and community spirit, ensuring that Social Tea will be a vibrant hub that celebrates culture, community, and civic engagement.

Stay tuned for further updates as Social Tea prepares to open its doors and offer a truly distinctive boba experience in the heart of Capitol Hill.

About La Union Studio

Led by founders Sonia Lynn Abenojar and Sergio Legon-Talamoni, La Union Studio is a full-service, architectural and interior design studio based in Seattle, Washington. Our studio specializes in the tenant improvements of cultural, retail, hospitality, multi-family and custom single family residential projects. Our designs reflect the beautifully diverse identities of our clients - their community - and the broader fabric of the neighborhood.

Some of our clients included Phin Vietnamese Coffee, Raised Doughnuts & Cakes, Bahtoh, Hood Famous Cafe & Bar, Boon Boona Coffee, and many more!

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What clients are saying about us

I recommend La Union Studio all the time. They are easy to work with, it felt like a collaboration the entire time, they listen to your wants and desires and really do a great job of incorporating them as well as their own styles to make it incredible.

Mi Kim, Owner, Raised Doughnuts & Cakes

What clients are saying about us

Trusting the process with this team is simple, because they understand the reality of running a business. We trust they will accommodate your needs & the end result will be special.

Maxwell Heigh, Founder, Heigh Connects Food Group

What clients are saying about us

Sergio and Sonia are a perfect balance of accessible and professional, of community-based and institutionally-connected. They can help bridge the often totally disparate worlds of small business and commercial development. Their design solutions to complicated problems are intuitive and straightforward.

Matthew Richter, Interim Executive Director, Cultural Space Agency

What clients are saying about us

La Union Studio has helped us connect with people from the community that we were not in connection with before this project, which allowed more people to know Chebogz's story and legacy. They also have your back when issues rise and they do it in a way that doesn't scare the clients. They care!

Patrixia Paraiso, Owner, CheBogz Filipino Food

What clients are saying about us

With Sergio and Sonia, you get two people who are insanely intelligent, incredibly creative, but also really patient. I really appreciate their ability to stick to a timeline, to meet deadlines, to continue to push and to reach a vision.

Gavin Sullivan, Owner, Madrona Bureau