Fort Lee BDA welcomes T-Swirl Crepe and Q Tea Tapas to Main Street shopping corridor
FORT LEE, NJ—The Business District Alliance (BDA) of Fort Lee welcomed T-Swirl Crepe and Q Tea Tapas to the business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 6th, 2016. The new restaurants are located on 242-244 Main Street and specialize in bubble tea and crepes. T-swirl’s menu varies from the delightfully sweet Matcha Chocolate Truffles crepe to the savory Angus Short Ribs Crepe and offer an array of milkshakes while Q Tea Tapas’ menu provides a vast array of teas and tapioca options. The 2 restaurants are connected within, allowing customers to enjoy what each eatery has to offer.
Owner David Weng, originally from Hong Kong, has spent the past 40 years on the East Coast and has spent most of that time working in and developing restaurants. Prior to his latest endeavor, Weng had been running a Malaysian restaurant named House of Malaysia in the same space. “I’ve been here for 3 years. We just converted this from a Malaysian restaurant to crepes and bubble tea, which I think are the perfect combination,” Weng commented. The affable entrepreneur pursued T-Swirl Crepe to bring their brand to Fort Lee when he came across one of their locations in Queens.
Edward Wu, the CEO of T-Swirl Crepe, was excited when Weng approached him with idea of creating a new location in Fort Lee. “We always wanted to be in NJ because it is such a great area and the people are so friendly,” Wu said. Wu was also eager to mention their variety of dietary options, “the crepe itself is actually 100% gluten free.” Additionally, they offer an assortment of vegetarian crepes to satisfy their herbivore following.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured a Japanese dragon dance that is said to culturally represent luck and wealth. “We are very excited to welcome these 2 new restaurants to Fort Lee,” said BDA Executive Director Stuart Z. Koperweis. “They offer very unique delicacies that are fun and exciting to try and we imagine both spaces will draw people of all ages.”