Customers at Stockholders Coffee, 2016 E. Perkins Ave., have taken their last sip. Owner Mark Myers said this week that he has closed the business.
“We lost our lease on the building,” Myers said.
He said he’s made no decision yet on whether to reopen at another location.
“Don’t know,” he said. “We’ve been exploring it, but we haven’t found the right location.”
He said the coffee shop had been doing fairly well.
“We had some lumps in the business with some road closures,” he said.
Myers also is the longtime owner of a business next door, car audio outlet Tune Town, which remains open.
He said he is in lease talks for that building, too, but declined further comment.
Stockholders had taken its name for its unique decoration — Myers’ personal collection of stock certificates, which date from the present to the 19th century.
A profile for this newspaper describing the coffee shop related how Myers pointed to a certificate for International Mercantile Marine, commenting, “This one here is an original Titanic stock.”
International Mercantile Marine was the parent company for the White Star Line, which operated the ill-fated ship that sank on April 14, 1912, after hitting an iceberg.