Old Dominion Coffee Co. Closing

Brent Finnegan -- January 15th, 2010

old dominion coffee company harrisonburgA commenter in the Pennybackers discussion wrote, “ODCC will be closing January 18th according to a sign on the door.”

Sure enough, there is a sign on the door. I asked someone behind the counter, and they confirmed it. Old Dominion Coffee Company will be closing its doors next week. This is the second small business in downtown Harrisonburg to announce closure this month.

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58 Responses to “Old Dominion Coffee Co. Closing”

  1. King Rich says:

    I encourage you all to come out to Cuchi Guido’s this Saturday night at 7:30pm for a free comedy show and much, much fun! Help support local business and live comedy!

    The Justice League of Comedy will be staging a single free show at the newly-opened Cuchi Guido’s (95 South Main Street, Harrisonburg VA) on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30pm. Performing that night will be Charlotte-area comic John Dunn, Michelle Gagliano and JLC founders Kyle Davis and King Rich. The show is free to the general public.

    facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/event.php?eid=250445884758&ref=mf

  2. BANDIT says:

    Not wanting to start anything but, is there a big difference between Joe posting a story vs just commenting? Either way….he still expresses himself.

  3. Scott says:

    As an unbiased outsider, I’ll go ahead and jump into the fray on this one. I would say the distinction between providing content and “just commenting” on it is important. Contributing stories to this site allows for a certain degree of authority over what issues should be considered important to our community. That type of control could become a conflict of interest for a person seeking office as it would be difficult to avoid the impression of pandering with the backing of hburgnews and its administrators. I am hard-pressed to see how commenting on the stories chosen by others presents the same sort of situation.

  4. Renee says:

    I, for one, think hburgnews is a great place for local people running for office to share their opinions via comment, and therefore for us to get to know them better.

  5. Josh says:

    The Breeze has an article about the closing:

    A Downtown Favorite Brews its Last Mug
    http://breezejmu.org/2010/01/21/a-downtown-favorite-brews-its-last-mug/

    “Simmons said that for its size, the rent was `one of the highest rent spots downtown.’ He said he borrowed enough money to pay the rent agreed upon in 2007. When the lease started in Jan. 2008, he said the landlord bumped up the rent 50 percent. Simmons said the cost of goods and salaries for his eight part-time employees was normal. Even with more than 100 customers per day, the rent was too high for him.
    `Basically, they ran me out of business,’ Simmons said.”

  6. Josh (and Briggman),

    Just read that Breeze story and saw the claim by Howard that the landlord(s) raised his rent by 50%. I must say that this seems like a seriously moronic thing to be doing in the middle of a recession. I will not be surprised if we see that space vacant for some time. It is called shooting oneself in the foot as one shoots somebody else (and I await to hear from Briggman what the political affiliation of the landlord(s) has to do with any of this, although perhaps it is evidence that Dem landlords are dumb).

  7. Olivia says:

    The name and advertising methods of CG are enough tell us what kind of a spot it will be, the kind we all don’t want our girls hanging out in when they are in college!!

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