Custom House Coffee Closes [POLL]
Owners of the Main Street coffee shop decide to focus their efforts on a new Fall River store.
It worked in Portsmouth, it worked in Middletown, but Custom House Coffee never took off in East Greenwich so the owners have closed it down.
"We love the town. It's a great community. It just never caught on," said George Doumaney, co-owner with Mark Libby. "Our other locations are so busy, just constantly busy. It pains Mark and I but we had to make a business decision to close it down because it never took off."
Custom House Coffee opened in September 2010. Last summer, they obtained a liquor license. But now they're focusing their efforts on their two existing East Bay stores and a new one planned for Commonwealth Landing in Fall River, a mill building that's being converted.
"The product is alive and well," said Doumaney, referring to their locally roasted coffee beans. "This summer it will be available over at the Farmers Market with The Coffee Guy. Our beans are still available at the Whole Foods and, of course, on our website."
He said this doesn't mean they wouldn't try again in East Greenwich someday.
"If there's something available in the future like up on Route 2 where there's an abundance of parking and there's easier access," Doumaney said, "I think we'd consider that."