All Up In Your Business is part of a periodical update on local businesses in the Chapel Hill area. This week includes Carolina Brewery, Top This!, and Pita Pit.
3 Cups bought by Market Street Coffee
Long-time customers of 3 Cups on South Elliot Road might find some comfort after losing their favorite coffee spot.
The coffee shop will reopen as Market Street Coffeehouse on Friday after being bought by Market Street Coffee.
When owners of 3 Cups announced the closing on Jan. 21, customers voiced their concern to the Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream at Homestead Road.
Sara Owens, who helps operate Market Street, said the decision was made to acquire 3 Cups because the coffee houses shared a customer base.
“The customers said, ‘We’ve got to do something and save it,’” Owens said. “So we started to talk to the owner of 3 Cups and thought it’d be a nice reincarnation of the place.”
Owens said the feel of 3 Cups will be maintained, though beer and wine might be added to the menu.
“The main difference is that it’s not going to be a wine shop and focus more on coffee and tea,” she said.