Charles Babinski, co-founder of the dynamic Los Angeles coffee shop chain Go Get Em Tiger with Kyle Glanville, announced in an internal Slack memo several days ago that he is leaving the company as of tomorrow. The award-winning duo first opened G&B Coffee eight years ago after working together at Silver Lake’s Intelligentsia Coffee, itself one of the city’s most highly-regarded coffee bars.
In the memo, obtained by Eater, Babinski portrays the departure as amicable: “This is a sad moment for me and arriving at this point was a long journey. Ultimately, I feel it is clear that this is the most sensible path forward. It will be hard to say goodbye.”