By Damon Scott
A married couple with experience in restaurants and baking has purchased a popular Albuquerque Nob Hill café-coffee shop.
Bill and Brenda Ennis recently acquired Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe — located at 3222 Silver Ave. SW — from Maxime and Daniela Bouneou. The Bouneous are the co-owners of Italian restaurant Torino’s @ Home in the North I-25 submarket.
Well-known Santa Fe-based business broker Michael Greene, president of Sam Goldenberg & Associates, had the business listed for about three months. The Bouneous said that while selling a business can be “tough and stressful,” they were happy with the marketing and the valuation — that the final sale price was for an expected amount.
“I mean this when I say that this transaction was as easy as listing and selling a house with a real estate agency,” Daniela Bouneou said. The Bouneous did not disclose the reason for the sale or the details of the transaction.
The Ennises are expected to continue much of the Limonata theme that the Bouneous put into place since opening in 2012. They said, however, that there there will be some changes to and expansion of the menu, including signature hot soups and pies.
Brenda Ennis has been a professional baker for more than 20 years and said her desire to bake was one of the driving forces behind the purchase. Before moving to Albuquerque in 2013, the couple owned and operated a steak and seafood restaurant and a seafood smokehouse in Oregon. Brenda Ennis worked in the grocery industry, too.
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