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Former employee joins Black Drop ownership team

The Black Drop Coffeehouse has added a new owner, but one that’s familiar to longtime customers.

Ryan Siu has joined Stephanie Oppelaar in the ownership of The Black Drop at 300 W. Champion St. According to a company news release, Siu originally began as a barista at The Black Drop but left in 2010 to serve in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria.

“I am excited to have Ryan back from his travels and embarking on a new facet of his time at The Black Drop as an owner,” said Oppelaar, who has owned the business since 2009.

Siu officially took co-ownership of the shop this past fall. Details about The Black Drop can be found at