Sip House – Freeport

Sip House LogoIn the spring of 2023, Tammy Nonni took the bold step of becoming a business owner by acquiring a cafe in downtown Freeport. Over the next few months, she undertook numerous renovations and changes, culminating in the re-launch of the establishment as Sip House. Tammy envisioned the cafe and smoothie shop as a welcoming and safe space for the Freeport community and visitors to come together. Leveraging her background as an integrative health coach and herbalist, she curated a unique menu featuring local organic drinks and bites.

Delicious treats and beverages on a mosaic tabletop at Sip House in Freeport Tea in teacup and saucer at Sip House in Freeport

Tammy Nonni, business owner of Sip House in FreeportShortly after acquiring the business, Tammy connected with Business Advisor Christina Ramsdell, a Maine SBDC Advisor hosted at the Androscoggin Valley Council Of Governments in Auburn. Together, they collaborated on developing a business plan and financial projections to secure additional funding. This financial support was crucial to bring enhancements to Sip House and provide breathing room following the substantial investment in purchasing and renovating the business. Christina and Tammy continued to meet regularly to refine the business’s marketing and pricing strategies, implementing changes that would further support the growth of the business. 

Smoothie at Sip House in Freeport  To-go iced coffee at Sip House in Freeport

Tammy expressed her gratitude for working with the Maine SBDC, stating, “The knowledge and information shared with me has been priceless and way more than I could have ever asked for. I was pleasantly surprised, and I would recommend the SBDC to anyone looking for business advice and assistance.” 

For more information about Sip House, you can visit their website, Instagram and Facebook pages, or stop by their brick-and-mortar location at 32 Main St Suite 22 in Freeport.