NO! Minnesota’s Most Popular Coffee Chain Closing More Locations!
I hate to bring more bad news, but Caribou Coffee has announced even more stores of theirs will be closing soon.
Last month I shared that Caribou Coffee would be closing about 4 store locations in Minneapolis.
According to an article from Bring Me The News, this is what they stated:
Caribou Coffee remains focused on serving the needs of our team and guests, which is why we evaluate and adjust coffeehouse locations. We look forward to continuing to serve our guests at several Caribou Coffee locations that will remain open in downtown Minneapolis. As always, our team members are our top priority, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to relocate all team members to nearby locations. Guests should use the Caribou Coffee app for the most up-to-date store hours and information.
The article lists that these four stores will be closing sometime this month:
- Baker Center at 109 S. 7th St. in the skyway
- Gaviidae Common at 651 Nicollet Mall in the skyway
- 60 South Sixth at 555 Nicollet Mall
- Fifth Street Towers at 100 S. Fifth St. in the skyway
However, now there is news that Caribou will be closing down even more in the Minneapolis area.
According to a new article from Bring Me the News, these could include the following:
- 900 Second Ave. S. Suite 200 (Forum)
- 800 Nicollet Mall (US Bancorp)
- 50 South 10th St. (Target Plaza – closed this week, per the Star Tribune)
- 501 5th St. N. (Target Field Station Station – already closed)
This means there will only be FOUR Caribou locations left in Minneapolis. Bringmethenews.com shares that Caribou Coffee, considered the most popular coffee chain in Minnesota, will now be outnumbered in downtown Minneapolis by one of its major rivals, Starbucks.
The only locations left include:
- 509 S. Washington Ave. (5th and Washington)
- 200 South 6th St. (US Bank Plaza)
- 1100 Nicollet Ave. (11th and Nicollet)
- 1201 Hennepin Ave. (inside Lunds & Byerlys)
Bring Me the News did mention that these four locations listed above are confirmed by Caribou to stay. The other locations listed previously are not confirmed, nor denied as dates and specifics aren’t finalized just yet.
I guess my comment within the first article about this aged poorly as I stated “I’m hoping not too many Caribou locations close because while I do love my Starbucks and local shops, nothing beats Caribou.” Yikes…
While this is sad to hear it is also sad for those who worked at these locations. And while Caribou mentions that all employees at these locations have been given positions at nearby stores, Bring Me The News, nor 5 Eyewitness News could confirm with specific employees, as it is an ongoing process and for security reasons.
And it just is always hard to hear that ever since the pandemic many stores, from local to big chains, have had to deal with the cost. This includes shortening hours and products, to closing locations, and we will continue to see it happen, unfortunately.
All information is credited to bringmethenews.com.