Starbucks in Greenport will close its doors next Monday.
Starbucks employees told customers on Monday that the store, which opened on Front Street in 2007, will close Oct. 3.
Southold Town residents Sandra Scoppettone and Elissa Rosner, who’ve been friends for over 40 years, said they were “very sad” to hear the news that the company decided to close the downtown location.
“It’s fun to be here,” said Ms. Rosner as she sipped a venti iced black coffee. “The workers here are courteous and friendly.”
Ms. Scoppettone and Ms. Rosner, who meet every Monday for coffee, said they believe they’ll start meeting at nearby D’Latte located on Main Street.
“I’m going to miss this place,” Ms. Scoppettone said as the whip cream melted into her coffee-flavored frappuccino.
And while the nearest Starbucks is in Mattituck, Greenport residents can still grab a Cup of Joe at Aldo’s, an Italian cafe located directly across the street. Bruce’s Cafe and D’Latte are also close by.
Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce said he’s sad to see Starbucks go.
“It’s a shame to see any business of that size leave,” Mayor David Nyce said. “It will be hard to to fill that space.”
Starbucks has more than 11,000 U.S. stores and the company recently announced it will soon open 200 more. It has been a trend in recent years for Starbucks to close poorly performing stores. The store in Southold closed more than a year ago.