by Alexander Anders
The Tipsy Teapot, a local hotspot for a diverse community, enticing people with healthful food and vibrant music for nearly a decade, will likely be undergoing a change in ownership, according to owner Delia Liuzza, who says she has agreed to stay on the staff for a year after the change.
“It’s difficult,” said Liuzza, “because this has been my baby for almost nine years. You raise your baby up and then you hope that it has wings and flies. It’s going to have to fly pretty much without me, but I’m still hoping it will be a raging success with all the things happening downtown.”
If all goes according to plan, Liuzza said, “The goal is to close December 15,” and re-open mid-January under new ownership–in time for the post-holiday student return.
Liuzza says the change is necessary for her personally, and she is hopeful it will “only be good for Tipsy,” bringing a renewed sense of excitement and purpose to the shop. “It was a difficult decision in that I don’t want to let Tipsy go, but an easy decision in that I had to change my priorities and goals,” said Liuzza.
Billy Stinson, host of GPAT 23’s Folk Seen, sings this song for Liuzza on the back patio of the shop.
Alexander Anders is a student of dietetics with interests in politics and animal advocacy.
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