Well, the time has come. Tomorrow will be the last day we open our Duke Street coffeebar.
Like many businesses, we’ve been embattled by both rising costs and staff shortages, and the energy it’s taking to keep the shop running is only taking away from our main focus of sourcing and roasting great coffee.
More to the point, though, it’s been tough to build trade on our industrial side street, and now the property developers who’ve bought our building are getting themselves into high gear.
As disappointed as I am, it’s clearly the right thing to do. The clock is ticking.
We’ll still be roasting from Duke Street for now, and at some stage in the new year, we’ll relocate to our new space in Fitzroy North.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to visit, but an especially huge thank you to our amazing regulars. I’m sorry we won’t be there for you come Monday morning.