Darwin’s to close after 30 years of business – GBH News

by | Nov 11, 2022 | Business

After 30 years of serving cups of coffee to Cambridge, Darwin’s Ltd. is set to close all four locations in the coming weeks. Breaking the news of the closure via social media, owners Steven and Isabel Darwin said they have decided to retire from this line of work. Darwin’s will shutter its doors at the flagship Mount Auburn store on Nov. 22. Closing dates for the remaining three locations — Putnam Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue and Cambridge Street — have yet to be determined by the union.“We thank the thousands of employees, customers and the City of Cambridge for allowing and supporting the 30-year experience & success of our family-owned business,” owners Steven and Isabel Darwin said in the statement.Reactions to the news were mixed. For some customers and staff, the announcement of Darwin’s closing came eerily close to negotiations between union, Darwin’s United, and owners following the push for unionization in the company.“I was really excited about hearing about the collective bargaining agreement last year, and I’m a little nervous that they’ve announced the closure right when that agreement was reached a few months after,” said Jacob Cantor, a patron at Darwin’s Putnam Avenue. He added that this decision “doesn’t set a great tone” for labor efforts at other cafes in the region.Darwin’s United fo …

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