Restaurant Broker We Sell Restaurants has sold another Buckhead restaurant. SIP the Experience located at the Lindbergh Marta Station is under new ownership.
Atlanta restaurant broker, We Sell Restaurants described SIP as an urban Atlanta coffee shop for sale featuring exceptional french press coffee, specialty espresso, small meals and teas. That description appealed to Sophia Whang, a foreign resident seeking an E2 visa qualified restaurant for purchase in the city.
SIP is located at one of Buckhead's newest retail and residential districts. The thriving Atlanta neighborhood is home to one of the most popular stations operated by MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). Atlanta's hottest transit oriented development and in the midst of more than a half dozen apartment complexes that are within walking distance.
The sellers, April and Ted Phillips designed a model coffee shop for this urban landscape that won multiple awards for design. They developed the SIP concept more than four years ago and turned to restaurant broker We Sell Restaurants to sell once they decided to pursue other interests. Asked to describe their experience with we sell restaurants, they said, "Absolutely fabulous. Robin held our hand through the whole process."
Eric Gagnon, President of We Sell Restaurants had this to say, "Existing businesses can be a primary way to qualify for the state department's E-2 visa as the sale of SIP shows. An experienced restaurant broker understands how to both package the business and provide the materials required by the immigration attorney to move the transaction to closure."
An E-2 visa is known as a "treaty" visa and decisions are based on a substantial investment in a business in this country. There are a number of benefits to the visa outside of legal residency for the investor including an unlimited stay with two year extensions (as long as you maintain valid E2 status) and the ability to bring your dependents (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21). In addition, the spouse may apply for employment as well.
SIP is located at 528 Main Street in Atlanta and is open until 8pm seven days a week.