First opened in 2008 and across the street from Midwestern University, Next started as a hangout for college students, but soon added a mini-market, local art, beer, and live entertainment such as music and comedy to expand its following of fans. Four years later, and citing the economy as its downfall, the coffee shop has let its customers know it will be open for limited hours until its last day, Tuesday, July 10, and will be selling its belongings in the interim.
Read on to see Next Coffee Company's closing post on Facebook.
A post on the company's Facebook page reads as follows:
"We are so incredibly sad to say that Next Coffee Company will be closing. This economy has finally caught us and we can no longer keep our doors open. We have been speaking with a few potential investors and we truly hope that we can reopen our doors bigger and better than ever. For now, we want to thank you for your support and friendship...we have enjoyed watching you build your businesses, become future doctors and business leaders, create new connections and rekindle old ones. You all have made Next Coffee an amazing place, full of light and centered in community. Thank you from all of us! Please stay on our Facebook page as we will be crossing our fingers that an investor steps up to the plate and we can open our doors to you once again! If you know anyone, send them our way! We would love to keep this special place of music, art, and creativity going!
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We will be open for limited hours through July 10 ...the last hoorah will be Tuesday Bluesday with Tom Mein and his Next Band 6:30pm....please come in a say hi! We will also be selling all of our products and furniture at reduced prices...maybe you want the chair in which you sat for the last 4 years??
If you have questions or comments please email us directly at Tellus@nextcoffeecompany.com
Keep in touch with us and thank you again! Light and Love, Next Coffee Company Crew"