Ultraviolet Cafe sold

ultraviolet cafe tierra cafe at nightThe Spectrum posted on its Facebook page today that it's sold popular pre- and post-movie spot the Ultraviolet Cafe to Tierra Coffee Roasters, which already has a coffee shop next to the Madison Theatre in Albany. We had a chance to talk with the manager of both spots this afternoon, and here's what's up.

"We heard they wanted to sell and we wanted to expand," says Tierra's Ron Grieco, who's managing both shops. For the moment, he says not much has changed at Ultraviolet, aside from it now using coffee roasted at Tierra's organic nut/coffee roasting operation in Columbia County. Eventually, though, the Ultraviolet name will be changed to "Tierra Cafe" and the menu will see some some changes.

Grieco says the Ultraviolet spot was attractive to the company because that stretch of Delaware Ave already has a handful of likeminded businesses -- such as New World Bistro Bar -- and Tierra's organic focus seemed like a good fit. "We're looking forward to being a part of the community there."

The Delaware Ave location will be Tierra's second coffee shop/cafe. Grieco says the Madison Ave location has done well and the company will keep it open. It's also looking to eventually open other locations, though it doesn't have any specific plans at the moment.

Comments

I don't understand why they would do this. Total bummer.

I don't understand this either. I walk down to this cafe often and it's sad to hear the name change.

Disappointed. I liked the Ultraviolet name, and found it to be, to quote Hemingway, a clean well-lighted place. Here's hoping the new owners leave the Ultraviolet well enough alone (disappointing name change aside).

I love Tierre Coffee Roasters and Ultraviolet, with both establishments offering their own unique perks. Here's hoping that there can be a nice fusion between the things I love about both places.

I'm at UV very often and not much has changed, really, it's the same UV you've grown to like, with new baristas though. Better yet, there is now a larger table for bigger groups, and a nice, new leather couch. Go to there.

They better not take those choc-nut brownies, or choc-mocha layer cake out of my hands, because they will suffer the consequences!

Not gonna lie, I am super happy about this change. The UV Cafe's coffee was horrid, soTierra's roast will be an excellent upgrade!

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