Cortland Bubble Tea shop closes after 3 years of business

Rili Bubble Tea on South Main Street (Cortland Voice)

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Looking to get your local, authentic Bubble Tea fix? You’ll have to drive to Ithaca or Syracuse to find the nearest location.

Rili Bubble Tea, located at 132 Main Street in Cortland, officially closed Saturday.

“After 3 years of doing business in Cortland, we are sad to say that this Saturday we will be closing due to personal circumstances,” Rili said in a Facebook post. The news spread quickly, and the store was full of customers by Friday night.

Rili was situated in between Ajax, a convenience store, and VapeKult, which sells vaporizers, in downtown Cortland. It was also just a few doors down from The Stone Lounge, which has been closed since losing its liquor license in November.

The store owners are selling pieces of artwork that decorate the walls via their Facebook page.