After meeting the coffee, food, and wine needs of the community for more than 10 years, the Daily Grind Coffee House & Café will close its doors in the upcoming months.
The family business opened in 2011, according to Danny Heiss, who said his parents now have decided to close the business to pursue other activities in life.
“My father and mother want to pursue more ministerial travels,” Heiss said. “My dad’s a minister, so they want to do more traveling, and he also wants to write his book.”
As for himself, Heiss said he wants to devote more time to his music and pursue other sales and creative opportunities. His sister wishes to spend more time with her children and return to teaching.
Operating the Daily Grind “is very demanding. It pulls you away from being able to do that,” he said of pursuing other activities.
While there is no firm closing date, Heiss said the family will shutter the eatery sometime this month. Until then, the café will remain open and operate as usual.
Heiss said there is already a potential buyer interested in purchasing the building. While the sale will most likely go through, Heiss said that while he doesn’t know what type of eatery will be housed in the building, he knows “it’s going to be a restaurant.”
While there are many things he will miss about the Daily Grind, Heiss said he will miss customers the most.
“I’ve become really close with a lot of our customers” and became friends with many, while some are “as close as family. Being able to see them and touch base with them on a regular basis has been really fulfilling,” he said.
Overall, his time with the Daily Grind has been an overall positive experience.
“Sometimes they want to put a negative spin on a restaurant closing, but we’ve been successful here since we’ve been opened,” he said. “We’re closing because we don’t want to do this anymore, not because we feel like we’re being forced to” close.
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