(Images: TNT Espresso)
TNT Espresso, the only drive-up coffee shack on Broadway and a shorter-line, somehow even funkier alternative to the popular Vivace walk-up across the street, will close at the end of the month.
Monica Anaya posted her TNT goodbye message Thursday morning on Facebook citing the relentless crawl of development, motherhood, and the desire for a change of pace outside of the 80 square-foot coffee stand.
Take it away, Momo:
To all my friends and loyal customers,
I write this to you all with a heavy heart. I have decided to close TNT Espresso Co for good. October 31st will be our last day of business. I’d like to start by saying thank you to Tina and Terry for giving me the opportunity to buy TNT 5 years ago. I have truly enjoyed myself while doing what I love!
There are several reasons why I feel that it is time to say good bye to the place that has helped me grow in life, foster amazing relationships and connections, and has taught me how to own and operate a small business.
First and foremost, I want to leave on my terms and not get pushed out by the gentrification which is happening in my favorite neighborhood in Seattle. I’ve operated without a lease for the last 5 years and I feel that my time is running out. I couldn’t bear to have someone come in and kick me out so they can build a high rise apartment building where I’ve stood for the last 15 years of my life. Continue reading