(KRON) — Twenty years after opening its first location, Philz Coffee is closing its original shop in San Francisco. The location at 3101 24th St. will close on Oct. 16, the company confirmed to KRON4.
Philz Coffee said its lease ended, and it made the “difficult” decision to not renew. Read the coffee shop’s full statement below.
“We have loved serving the Mission District community over the past 20 years. After a long and fulfilling journey, our lease ended and we have made the difficult decision not to renew. Though the physical space may close its doors, the Mission will always hold a special place in our hearts as our first home, where Philz Coffee was born and nurtured. We have 12 additional San Francisco locations where customers can enjoy their cup of love. We are committed to taking care of our team and are working closely to assist with this transition. All eligible team members at our Mission location will be offered positions at nearby Philz locations.”
Philz Coffee opened its original location in the Mission District on Jan. 1, 2003. It has since expanded to many locations across the Bay Area. There are currently 14 locations in San Francisco, including the original Mission location.
The San Francisco-based coffee chain has risen in popularity over the last decade.
Philz Coffee now has dozens of locations across California, including Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. There are now six locations in the Chicago area.