Coffee Cartel will close after more than two decades
Coffee Cartel at 2 Maryland Plaza will close its doors. The longtime Central West End fixture will have its last service on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Owner Dennis Gorg Jr. said he couldn’t attribute the decline of the 24-hour cafe to any one cause.
“This year, we saw a 24 percent decrease in sales, and last year it was an 11 percent decline,” Gorg said. “It’s just not sustainable. It’s a sad time for us, for sure. It’s been 22 years, and we’ve been a legacy business for this neighborhood.”
There are no plans to reopen, and Gorg said the space at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid avenues will be up for rent.
To thank longtime patrons, Gorg said customers who stop by the shop tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. will get a free scoop of ice cream.
Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.
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