London speciality coffee shop Curators Coffee Gallery has closed after five years on Margaret Street, in Fitzrovia. An announcement posted on Instagram today after an unexpected weekend closure said:
Dear Customers and Friends, It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce that Curators Coffee Gallery will be closing its doors for the final time this Friday 22nd March at 4.30pm.
We’ve made a lot of coffee here over the past five years (we expected that) but we didn’t expect to make so many wonderful friends. Curators Gallery has been our home, but it’s also been a home to our regulars, to serious business meetings, to reunions with friends, to baby-dates, to hard-working freelancers, and to the odd late night gathering too. We’re going to miss you all.
A number of factors have contributed to our decision, not the least the tough UK retail environment, but needless to say, it’s been a difficult decision to make.