Spur Coffee closes in downtown Littleton

Owners unable to renovate building, manager says

Posted 2/4/19

Spur Coffee diehards will have to find somewhere else for their caffeine fix, after the chic java joint just north of Main Street in Littleton shut down on Feb. 3. The shop's landlord won't allow …

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Spur Coffee closes in downtown Littleton

Owners unable to renovate building, manager says

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Spur Coffee diehards will have to find somewhere else for their caffeine fix, after the chic java joint just north of Main Street in Littleton shut down on Feb. 3.

The shop's landlord won't allow Spur's owners to make desired renovations to the building, and with the shop's lease running out, it seemed like the right time to focus on the business's newly-opened Denver location, said manager Sarah Eha.

“Our goal is to do iced drinks and more food, and without the renovations, we can't do it well,” Eha said of the shop at 5624 South Prince Street.

Eha said sales are strong, and the shop enjoys a large and devoted clientele. Asked why the shop couldn't continue as it is without the renovations, Eha directed questions to Spur's owners, the Venter family.

Neither Tandi nor Marcel nor Tyler Venter responded to several email requests for comment. A barista at Spur's Denver location, which opened in the Baker neighborhood in fall 2018, said Tyler Venter was present but too busy for an interview during a recent visit to the shop. The shop's website does not list a phone number, and staff did not provide one for the owners.

The Littleton building is owned by Bonnie and Charles Chaplin of Florida, according to county records. The Chaplins could not be reached for comment by press time.

The closure came as a shock and a disappointment to the shop's devoted clientele, many of whom thought of the wood-paneled spot as a second home.

“I'm here almost every day,” said Shayne Luke, sitting in the shop's back corner. “It's always quaint, calming, and they serve the best coffee in downtown Littleton. The kids who work here are like my family.”

Eha, the manager, said she's searching for other work, but will always miss Spur.

“I love coffee's ability to bring people together,” Eha said. “I'm really going to miss a lot of people.”

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