I just spoke with Mike Corley, who owns the building at 1144 N. Bitting that housed the Riverside Perk. (I told you earlier this morning that the coffee shop is closed as of today.)
He told me that he and Perk owner Maggie Ballard had agreed that a change in ownership was needed for the business. He signed a lease yesterday for new owners to take over at the beginning of July. He won’t say yet who they are but he says they own a restaurant out west, a couple of liquor stores and a place downtown.
The new owners plan to take over at the beginning of July, remodel the building and reopen it with the same coffee shop concept. Corley assumes they’ll change the name, but he’s not sure. The business should reopen by midsummer.
I’ll update this post when I find out who the new owners are.