Angela Vendetti cites slow business and poor prospects for growth for her decision to close the Brewerytown location of her Mugshots coffeehouse.
Although that stretch of West Girard now is showing signs of life - witness the recent openings of Rybrew and Shifty's Taco - Vendetti said, "That isn't enough. It's just not working."
Mugshots got help at the outset from a $50,000 Restore Retail Incentive grant, which helped with equipment and constuction at 2831 W. Girard Ave. Vendetti said that location had "three years of breaking even."
"I live up here," she said. "I would have loved for this to work, but it's taking too long."