CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Another beloved business in the Queen City will soon permanently close their doors.

Central Coffee Co. announced Thursday their South End location on Camden Rd. will close on May 16.

Like all other businesses, the owners of the coffee shop say they’ve been hit with rising food costs, supply shortages, and staffing issues. But the final nail in the coffin came when their landlord decided to significantly raise their rent.

“We looked at everything, crunched all the numbers and did sales projections after sales projections, and came to the decision that it was not going to be feasible for us to sign a new lease at that rate,” said owner Jimmy Kleto.

For the past five and a half years, Central Coffee Co has drawn people in with their brews from around the world.

“It’s really unfortunate. There’s really not too many restaurants and coffee shops in the area. Especially since COVID, pretty much all of them close early. This…



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