Rise Up buys Viva

Rise Up Coffee Roasters recently purchased Viva Espresso at 105A East College Ave. in Salisbury. Rise Up’s new location is scheduled to open in mid-April after light renovation work is completed.

SALISBURY — Bradley Gillis, senior advisor with Sperry Van Ness — Miller Commercial Real Estate, facilitated the deal for Rise Up Coffee Roasters to purchase the Viva Espresso at 105A East College Ave. in Salisbury.

Rise Up Coffee has been an independent small-batch coffee roaster and retailer since March 2005. Recently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Rise Up has a loyal following and strong brand on the Eastern Shore, according to a Sperry Van Ness news release.

The College Avenue location will become the fourth for Rise Up Coffee, which already has existing locations in Easton, St. Michaels and Salisbury. Rise Up management will be doing light renovation work on the College Avenue space and plan to reopen the business in mid-April.

“As an Eastern Shore original, we take great pride in serving our local communities,” Tim Cureton, owner of Rise Up Coffee, said in the release. “We’re very excited to add another option for our friends in the Salisbury Community, and we’re also very excited for Nancy and Chuck as they transition on to their next adventure.”

Viva Espresso owners Chuck and Nancy Dix are retiring but stated, “We thank all of our loyal customers, especially our daily patrons, for their support of us and our products. We hope that you will visit the College Avenue location when it re-opens as Rise Up Coffee.”

To learn more about Rise Up Coffee Roasters, visit www.riseupcoffee.com.

For more information about this transaction, contact Gillis at Bradley.gillis@svn.com or call 410-543-2440. For more information about Sperry Van Ness — Miller Commercial Real Estate, call 410-543-2440 or visit www.SVNMiller.com.

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