SOLD- Bespoke Cafe


Business Description

After eight years, Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods owner Chris Batten is selling the popular downtown Wilmington coffee shop.

The sale to bar and restaurant owner Robby Dow was announced in a news release issued Monday afternoon. Dow created the beverage program at Olivero with Sunny Gerhart and Lauren Krall Ivey after a four-year career as the beverage director of a cocktail bar in Brooklyn.

Located at 202 Princess St., Bespoke became popular among Wilmington locals, tourists and the film industry.

The search for new ownership began in October when Batten reached out to Terry Espy, President MoMentum Companies, for mentorship on where to take the business next. Terry advised Batten to explore the option of selling Bespoke due to the “lack of second generation restaurant spaces in Wilmington,”  However, the deal was contingent on finding the “right buyer” who would continue to develop the shop’s offerings.


Wilmington, NC
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E):
Included in asking price
Support & Training:
Owners willing to transition business – up to 30 days after closing of the sale