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Iconic Bronx Coffeeshop To Close For Good Sunday

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Coffee lovers in Bronx will have to find another place to get their morning Joe.

Short Stop Coffeeshop on Broadway near 242nd Street in Kingsbridge will serve up its last cup today.

An employee says it has not been able to keep up with the rising rents and the changing neighborhood.

Some customers say they stopped by for one last meal.

"So we had to come and reminisce a little bit with our cook who remembered us from 20 years ago," said one diner. "And we're sad to that it's closing."

The shop has been in business for 30 years.

An employee says a bar will replace the coffeshop.

The shop is selling shirts for people who want take a piece of the restaurant with them.

 

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Arthur Burton

Arthur L Burton III was educated at Monroe University, Bronx, majoring in Computer Programming. He graduated from the Chubb Institute with concentration Network Engineering, NY. Arthur is a Certified NYSEMT and has volunteered as an EMT for the Throggs Neck Ambulance Corp in Bronx, NY. Arthur works as a Freelance writer and Ghostwriter. He is currently an Active Board Member for the Greater Zion Hill Community Action Network, New York City, NY.