Cianfrani Coffee Co. in Georgetown to change ownership

Cianfrani Coffee Co. will change ownership at the end of September as Mukesh Patel takes over the coffee shop on the Square.

Current owner John Cianfrani is selling the company so he can enjoy more free time.

"It's time to retire," he said, adding that he plans to stay in Georgetown.

Patel, owner of the Neel's Coffee franchise, plans to keep the company name and will add sandwiches, salads and different pastries to the menu. Coffee, water, juice, sodas and other beverages will still be served.

Along with menu changes, Patel plans to alter prices to make them competitive with Starbucks.

"It will be equal to Starbucks, or actually a little less than Starbucks. I'll try to keep it around 5 percent cheaper or more," he said.

Other changes include extending the shop's hours to 9 p.m. to attract larger crowds from nearby Southwestern University.

By Korri Kezar
Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.


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