Monday, April 29, is the last day for the Starbucks coffee shop at 1839 Chestnut Street, at the busy intersection of 19th and Chestnut in Rittenhouse Square across from CVS and a little Target. Frappuccino fans will have to head to another Center City Starbucks location, which shouldn’t be too difficult since there are about eight close by.
Philly Chit Chat, a.k.a gossip columnist and society photographer HughE Dillon, noted the impending closure on his website after spotting signs on the front door of the two-story coffee shop. Dillon reports that one sign thanks customers for their patronage, and a second is an invitation to a “final friends and family event” on April 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. A call to the shop confirmed April 29 as the final day.
Late last year, Starbucks closed two other Philly stores. The locations at 4th and South streets and at 4415 Main Street in Manayunk both shut their doors December 2, 2018. The South Street Starbucks was one of the first in the area, according to Philly.com, with the very first being the location at 16th and Walnut — it’s been open for 24 years.