Several years ago before Guth’s Candy Shoppe was located at 509 Mill St., a barista got her start there at Sugar Lips, a coffee, bakery and floral shop.

   Fast-forward a handful of years and that same barista, Carrie Nolen, is returning to the spot where her beginnings brewed.

   After purchasing the building from Steve Guth of Guth’s Candy Shoppe, Nolen is relocating her almost five-year-old coffee business, Sassafras, to 509 Mill St., which aims to be open by Memorial Day weekend.

   “It’s kind of funny that we’re kind of coming back full circle,” Nolen said. “I’m going back to the same building I started being a barista in, so that’s kind of fun; I like that idea.”

   However, that idea wasn’t something she was thinking about a year ago. Nolen stated her decision to relocate was actually quite sudden.

   “I wasn’t even thinking about moving at the time,” she said. “I was thinking, ‘Oh, we’ve been in business five years, everything’s great. This is wonderful. I feel good.’"

   Read the full story, including her plans and menu additions for her store at the new location, in the May 9, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.