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sheila rosen
1 week ago
I’m signing because I am a longtime resident of capital hill and Roy street coffee & tea is a great community place to go to. The staff have always been friendly. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. In these times of online connections, it is refreshing to go to a place that actually has live human connections. I am very disappointed that the executives who made the decision to close roy’s, probably don’t live in the neighborhood, and have absolutely no awareness of what a great neighborhood coffee house they are choosing to close down. I cannot believe it is due to loss of profits because Roy’s is always packed with people. Sadly, it is always people that don’t live in the neighborhood, and have no idea how important it is to have places like Roy’s, who make these decisions. Bummer

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Leonardo Velazquez
2 weeks ago
I've really enjoyed this space over the years, the comfy chairs, it's storytelling event... it'd be sad to see it go!

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Ashley Barnard
3 weeks ago
This is my absolute favorite coffee shop in Seattle, I cried when I heard they wanted to shut it down. The coffee and food are always good, and the environment is always cozy. If the issue is the lease at that building, why not just relocate?

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Divyesh Darde
4 weeks ago
The only cafe I get my work done in Seattle. Don't go!

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Miriam Angeli
1 month ago
It is a lovely, warm, welcoming place that reflects all that is good in Capitol Hill. I hope Starbucks will think again

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Christina Greaves
1 month ago
I LOVE this place! Please don't close it! It's my go to spot to "work from home" and I always take visitors there to show them my favorite coffee spot in town!

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allison cox
Mar 10, 2019
Why close a place that is thriving and central to the Seattle community? Please reconsider!

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Mark Hiew
Feb 25, 2019
This is my favorite neighborhood coffee shop.

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Shan Muhunthan
Feb 24, 2019
Roy St Coffee and Tea is an instution in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. I’ve been going regularly to this store since 2014 and is by fare my favorite coffee shop for the athmospher and super chill/friendly staff. This store is owned by Starbucks who made the decision to close it. I can’t imagine this store is loosing money given the success, so Starbucks is closing it for no apparent reason than just because it is not branded Starbucks. While I understand the need for a brand image and consistency for a corporation, I also want to emphasize the importance of cultivating a community feeling especially for a coffee shop. Closing this store will make me erode the trust and confidence that I put on Starbucks that was demonstrated by the company through multiple employee initiatives and PR. Please DO NOT CLOSE THIS STORE.

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Lori Gicklhorn
Feb 24, 2019
Love this cafe!