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GlobeHopper closing at the end of February

After 7 years, the little coffeeshop at 21st and Main is calling it quits:

No one is ever ready to face this moment.

Significant changes in life circumstances since opening in February, 2008 have prompted us to exit at this time. This decision was especially difficult to make given that GlobeHopper is so much more than a coffee house, it’s part of our identity. The relationships amongst the team, and with those served, have made this community staple feel more like our family. It’s been a familiar comfort, and source of pride over these past seven years.

We as founders are indebted beyond words to General Manager and friend, Kimmy Certa. We attribute our successes and positive reputation to her incredible dedication – and credit her for keeping the mission of coffee, culture and community alive since both of our relocations outside of Richmond several years ago. We extend our deepest gratitude to all of the amazing GlobeHopper baristas past and present who joined us on this journey and thank all of the customers who supported the vision of GlobeHopper along the way.

We are proud to have provided our neighbors a special retreat, with delicious drinks, the most sincere and talented baristas, and an inviting and inclusive atmosphere.

It breaks our hearts to bid farewell.

For a limited time, the owners and landlord will consider sincere offers of purchase and lease. Direct inquiries to GlobeHopper’s FaceBook page through a private message or via email to erin@globehoppercoffee.com and jenn@globehoppercoffee.com.

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Neighbor
Neighbor
5 years ago

This is heartbreaking.

IronicMoniker1
IronicMoniker1
5 years ago

RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/mmcJaxcwPT #rvadine

BrianCoy
BrianCoy
5 years ago

Beyond sad. A great community place RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/LTyv5iWO1T #rvadine

geistweg
geistweg
5 years ago

@chpn Sorry to see it go, a great place to grab something in the middle of the day.

aerodgers
aerodgers
5 years ago

Tragic “@BrianCoy: Beyond sad. A great community place RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/HJMnd5DyoQ #rvadine”

AZuckermanVA
AZuckermanVA
5 years ago

RT @BrianCoy: Beyond sad. A great community place RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/LTyv5iWO1T #rvadine

momofink
momofink
5 years ago

WTF! literally read this in GH 🙁 RT @BrianCoy: Beyond sad. A great community place RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing Feb http://t.co/sYleZvWIIc

FrankCundiff
FrankCundiff
5 years ago

RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/mmcJaxcwPT #rvadine

AandMrva
AandMrva
5 years ago

“@chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/nZtnuBT2vo #rvadine” bummer 🙁

jmurden
jmurden
5 years ago

One of my all-time favorite places / RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/5WlehNWk9z #rvadine

wee_beastie_
wee_beastie_
5 years ago

Nnnnoooooo!!! RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/krU7fxPANX #rvadine

Michael Jones
Michael Jones
5 years ago

Sad news.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones
5 years ago

Michael Jones liked this on Facebook.

davemillsVA
davemillsVA
5 years ago

This is sad news, they were like a second home for years! @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/uAj4rqfYib #rvadine

RVACoffeeStain
RVACoffeeStain
5 years ago

Sad to hear about the @GlobeHopper2100 closing. You all will be missed-Cartoon via the 2013 Stain archives http://t.co/xXjmuCIjbQ

rvabusiness
rvabusiness
5 years ago

RT @chpn: GlobeHopper closing at the end of February http://t.co/2T7FjLHAjP #rvadine

Katherine J
Katherine J
5 years ago

I enjoyed Globehopper over the years and appreciate their contribution to Shockoe Bottom. I’m sorry to see them go but I know it’s no easy task for small businesses to stay afloat. I hope they can reorganize and maybe jump back in the pool someday. Until then, best of luck and thanks.

Curt Fritts
Curt Fritts
5 years ago

Nooooooo!! My favorite coffee shop in all of Richmond.

WarGibFA
WarGibFA
5 years ago

That is a crying shame.

cjkmedia
cjkmedia
5 years ago

#RVA coffee shop Globehopper to close. Owner/landlord considering offers for purchase/lease. Via @CHPN http://t.co/YxJbkPllHS

ndngenuity
ndngenuity
5 years ago

RT @cjkmedia: #RVA coffee shop Globehopper to close. Owner/landlord considering offers for purchase/lease. Via @CHPN http://t.co/YxJbkPllHS

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
5 years ago

No way of selling the business to keep it going under new management?

crd
crd
5 years ago

I wonder if CHAT would like to try to buy it, since they apparently can’t get the one at 27th and Broad? Anyone know how to reach someone with them?

SPH
SPH
5 years ago

CHAT = Church hill, not shocko bottom. So i doubt they would buy that.

Also, I bet everyone that is making comments that they are sad its closing havent been in months.

We tend to do that…. want places to be there, but dont support them regularly enough to keep them afloat.

noodge
noodge
5 years ago

Their Church Hill Academy is in Montrose, so maybe

laura
laura
5 years ago

The owner’s decision to exit from the business doesn’t say they weren’t doing well. What the statement does say is the owners have relocated away from the Richmond area…As a business owner, it’s very difficult to run a business and not be present. Hell, it’s difficult enough when you are there; I can’t imagine the struggle they’ve had. You can have the best manager and staff in the world but the owner brings something to the table that can’t be duplicated by another. This business would be a great opportunity for another service-oriented, self starter to jump in and get… Read more »

SPH
SPH
5 years ago

CHAT = 601 North 31st Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Jessica
Jessica
5 years ago

So bummed to hear this!!

Rachel Woolwine Davis
Rachel Woolwine Davis
5 years ago

Noooooooooo. I’m 🙁

Nadya Warthen-Gibson
Nadya Warthen-Gibson
5 years ago

Yeah, saw that yesterday… 🙁 Hope that place isn’t going to sit vacant for too long.

WarGibFA
WarGibFA
5 years ago

Update from next door– Three people in suits and, presumably, the owner, were going in to look at the place just now. Anyone have any intel on the situation? 😉

Other James
Other James
5 years ago

I’ve heard it’s going to be a new place called Kings Retreat

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