Thursday, September 13, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan opens tea shop

Don't be surprised if you stroll into Highland Park's newest tea shop one day and see Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan behind the counter.

Corgan on Thursday opened Madame ZuZu’s teashop at 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park.

Drawing from Corgan’s love of music from the 30’s, Madame ZuZu’s is a Chinoise inspired teahouse found in Paris during this period.
“I’m a tea guy and living in Highland Park since 2003, I’ve always wanted to open a salon like this for everyone to enjoy,” Corgan said in a press release. “This is a place with no age boundaries. We hope to attract everyone from young students to seniors. With a blend of music, photo galleries, art displays and speakers, I think Madame ZuZu’s offers something for everyone.”

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