Bibo Coffee Company Closes Original Location

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Updated: 6/26/2013 8:23 pm
RENO, NEV. (KRNV & Coffee Company on Mt. Rose Street officially closed at noon on Wednesday.

"It's a sad day for this community that they are leaving," says Marshall Liddle a Bibo Coffee customer.

Liddle has been a customer of Bibo almost the entire time it's has been open on Mt. Rose Street.

"It's just sad that the original location, the mother ship that they put so much time and love into, they were obliged to leave," says Liddle.

Ten years ago Paul and Debbie Spieker-Martin opened the coffee shop in the heart of Southwest Reno.

"It was pretty quiet at first, and we slowly built the business over the last ten years. We've met so many amazing people it's really a neighborhood spot, just as much about coffee, which has been a really neat thing," says Debbie Spieker-Martin.

On Wednesday,  Bibo employees made their last drink, and customers drank their last coffee at the original location.

Debbie wouldn't provide too many details, but she said the landlord didn't renew their lease. They have to have everything out by July 1st.

"Today is a bittersweet day to say goodbye to the original place where really we built the place and met so many amazing people, but we're looking forward to the future," says Spieker-Martin.

Over the past ten years, two other Bibo locations have opened. One is by by the university, another in South Reno. Both the Martins and the customers say there's just something special about the memories at the Mt. Rose location.

"I love the fact that it's in the old part of the city and it's such a neighborhood feeling ,so I'm going to be sorry that it's closing, but we'll still be regulars," says Patty Slotnick a Bibo customer.

When the clock struck noon on Wednesday, Bibo on Mt. Rose Street officially closed. 

Debbie says this is just one end of a chapter in a long novel.

"We feel loved and blessed that people want to be apart of this little coffee shop that we dreamed of making and we look forward to seeing you all again soon," says Spieker-Martin.

Debbie says there are plans in the works to open new location in the California Avenue Corridor.

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