Fans of Starbucks coffee will have to head to to get their fix after Oct. 3 — the date that the of the corporate chain will close.
Starbucks Coffee Company released this statement to North Fork Patch early Tuesday afternoon:
"As part of Starbucks standard course of business, we continually evaluate our business to ensure a healthy store portfolio. After careful consideration, we’ve determined that it is best to close this store at this time. As difficult as this is, we must make the right business decisions for the sake of Starbucks long-term growth and economic prosperity. We hope to have the opportunity to serve the North Fork community, at the store in nearby Mattituck."
Store employees declined to comment on the closure as of Tuesday morning, when the spacious store, which opened on Front Street in 2007, was fairly empty.
Greenport Mayor David Nyce said that this was the first he'd heard about the move.
“It’s a drag to see such a nice space be vacated,” said Greenport Mayor David Nyce. “But hopefully we’ll see someone else in there soon.”