closed its doors indefinitely Monday to “regroup” as co-owner Guillermo Moran said today.
While the wholesale coffee side of the business has been gaining steam with a contract with the new – due to open at the train station next month -- the full-service café side of the business has struggled with low traffic and current high prices for some of the most expensive coffee beans on the global market, Moran said.
If the café does not reopen, or if Eco-Delight’s supplier decides to moves its roasting equipment from the site, Harbor Square would lose its first tenant as it struggles to attract businesses capable of renting space at the building without redevelopment agency help in a tepid economy.
The state Supreme Court recently upheld a state law abolishing redevelopment agencies and setting up a process to liquidate their assets. The decision effects Suisun City in particular because most of the city was designated a redevelopment area and the vast majority of public projects and events were paid for at least in part with redevelopment money.
Current Harbor Square tenants include Social Security, , , and .
Moran has said he competed unsuccessfully for the train station contract that the city awarded to the Waterfront Café, but that other potential contract opportunities have popped up due to customers tasting Eco-Delight’s coffee at the Suisun City location.