A local staple is pouring its last cup of coffee.
Gorge-ous Coffee has been serving up java in the Gorge community for nearly a decade, but the shop is now closing its doors.
“We are sad to officially announce that our last day open will be next Tuesday, Jan 28, due to future redevelopment,” the coffee shop posted on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
In a phone call with Victoria Buzz, co-owner Gina Marelli said the owner of the building that houses Gorge-ous Coffee and several other local businesses is redeveloping the space.
The building will be developed for condos and some businesses, Marelli said.
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Gorge-ous Coffee is no more, but Marelli says that she and her co-owner and father Gino Marelli will be opening another coffee shop in a new, as-of-yet undisclosed location.
That announcement will be made next week, she says, acknowledging though that “locals are sad to see the shop go.”
Gorge-ous Coffee played a huge role in the Gorge community, regularly hosting open mics, jam sessions, and musical shows for local and visiting artists.
“We feel so lucky to have gotten to know so many regulars and hope we can see some of you at our new location,” the Marellis wrote on Facebook. “Info to come soon!”