Peet’s Coffee in Belmont Shore to close Jan. 25 after serving for over a decade

Longtime caffeine staple Peet’s Coffee & Tea shop in Belmont Shore will be closing on Jan. 25 according to a notice inside the shop.

Having served the community since 2006, Peet’s became a local favorite amid fighting much larger chains like Starbucks (which, at its peak, had two locations at each end of the Shore, the eastern most one now Aroma di Roma).

https://lbpost.com/life/food/philz-coffee-earl-sandwich-belmont-shore/

While Peet’s spokesperson Elizabeth Ricardo has yet to return comment for this story, the question arises of whether the Shore location was simply losing its patronage slowly over time or if the onslaught of specialty coffee—particularly the new Philz Coffee that opened late last year just east of Peet’s in the Shore as well as more locally focused options like Vibes on the nearby Peninsula—hastened the shop’s demise.

Peet’s is located at 5246 E. Second St.

Brian Addison is a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or on social media at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
- ADVERTISEMENT -

More