Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eurotazza Closing?

Fort Worth Business Press reports that independent coffee shop, Eurotazza, has announced its plans to close after serving coffee lovers for three years. The slow economy is stated as the reason.

Many west side Fort Worth residents will be disappointed. Eurotazza served good coffee in a very pleasant atmosphere.

Oddly enough, even given the economy, now would be a good time to start again -- the Starbucks mystique is gone and good coffee at a moderate price is selling at McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts. Easy for me to say, I know, I haven't tried to start a coffee bar, but I still think the climate is right to go after the Starbucks-type customer. I hope the owners will try again.

Regardless, many Fort Worthians will be sorry to see them go.

9 comments:

Dustin said...

Good grief. First Five Star, then Seekers up in NRH, and now Eurotazza. I've been bouncing around these locations for years for that independent coffee fix. At least I got warning on Eurotazza from you guys, all the others I drive to and see the bad news first hand.

Becca said...

I was so sad to hear that as well. Eurotazza is a nice place, has good coffee, and always seems to be busy when we go.

Francis Shivone said...

I thought Eurotazza had a good thing going, too, but it must be very difficult to make a profit in that business. I like to support the independents as well but I do not know of any left.

RJG said...

Always hate to see places like this go out of business. One alternative is It's a Grind in Keller (Rufe Snow and North Tarrant). They're a chain from Long Beach, CA, but you don't see too many around these parts - and a nice change of pace from Starbucks, etc...

catherine said...

Another alternative is the independently O&O'd Four Star Coffee Bar over by the convention center, which is managed by my friend Graham Browning. He is pretty passionate about his coffee & will hook you up w/ a wicked good cup o' joe... ;-)

Karl said...

We were so saddened by the news. My wife and I opened our own espresso bar, and saw the tv announcement our second day of business. We can't replace them, but we would love for you to drop in and check us out. We are Caffe di Angeli, 954 W. Rosedale. Look over our website at caffediangeli.com. Our hours to start are 6 am to 4 pm Mon-Sat. We focus on showcasing local roasters and specialize in fresh roasted flavor in all our offerings.

Jake Good said...

So they are closing today... last cup of coffee at 6pm...

Had to go yesterday to have my last Fort Worth Best Vanilla Latte...

Sad day indeed, the place was incredibly packed. News crews and all.

@Karl - I would go check out your place, but seriously man... 6am to 4pm? There's a *HUGE* market for after 4pm coffee drinkers, you just don't see them much at *$ because... well it's *$.

David said...

I am sorry to see this, but want to remind those who claim there are no more Independents that I own a popular Coffee House in Grapevine - Buon Giorno Coffee. I roast my own beans and we have been here for over 2 years and have no plans to close despite the economy - but it is difficult to compete against the big S with their cost bargaining power. Come try us www.bgcoffee.net

Francis Shivone said...

David -- I have been to your coffee house and it is very respectable place with good coffee. Thanks.