Plum Island Coffee Roasters Served Eviction Notice

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A popular coffee shop on the North Shore has received an official eviction notice from its landlord. A pressure campaign that included a petition with more than 15,000 signatures to keep the shop does not seem to have budged the landlord's mind.

Owner Bruce Vogel said the efforts to keep the shop "didn't move the dial" with Newburyport Development. Vogel was given a March 31st deadline to vacate the waterside property. The shop has been open for more than 15 years. Newburyport Development described the situation as "a dispute with a tenant."

He's asked the landlord for another month and a half to finish up business and pack up. He described his employees as "bummed" at the news.

"It's hard. They're looking at other jobs... and the customers come in, they're bummed...Everybody is just's just sad," he said.

Vogel won't be casting off from Newburyport entirely when the shop closes down — he has another shop in town, Souffles.

WBZ's Drew Mulholland (@DrewWBZ) reports:

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