Edmond Coffee Shop is moving after landlord failed to renew lease

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A coffee shop in Edmond has to relocate after the landlord decided not to renew the lease. Michelle Hargrave, the owner, said she literally had to pick up her store and go. The café has been her livelihood for the past 16 years. “As a small business owner, the little guy gets kicked sometimes, and I think that happens here,” Hargrave said. Just this week, she received an unexpected message: “Never in a million years did I expect to get fired. I have 40 days,” Hargrave said. She has until the end of August to leave the Broadway and Waterloo area of ​​Edmond. She told KOCO 5 what the landlord told her: “Can I negotiate? Do I have to increase the rent? And I was told it was a done deal, the lease has already been signed and is non-negotiable,” Hargrave said. Hargrave said she owns the building but the landlord owns the land underneath, so she has to physically pick up the building and drop it off bring another place. On the cafe’s Facebook page, many people have commented and suggested new locations for the store in various locations in Waterloo and the Edmond area. KOCO 5 approached the commercial property ownership group and they told us they would help them find a new location to move their business. “It supports my family. I’m a single mom with a son in middle school and my daughter works here too,” Hargrave said. There are many unknowns and the clock is ticking. “We may have to close indefinitely until I sort everything out,” Hargrave said.

A coffee shop in Edmond has to move after the landlord decided not to renew the lease.

Michelle Hargrave, the owner, said she literally had to pick up her store and go. The café has been her livelihood for 16 years.

“As a small business owner, sometimes you get a little step on the little guy, and I think that’s what’s happening here,” Hargrave said.

Just this week she received unexpected news

“Never in a million years did I expect to get fired. I have 40 days,” Hargrave said.

She must leave the Broadway and Waterloo area of ​​Edmond by the end of August. She told KOCO 5 what the landlord had told her.

“Am I able to negotiate? Do I have to increase the rent? And I’m told it’s a done deal, the lease has already been signed and is non-negotiable,” Hargrave said.

Hargrave said she owns the building, but the landlord owns the land underneath, so she has to physically pick up the building and take it to another location.

On the cafe’s Facebook page, many people have commented on new locations for the store, suggesting various locations in Waterloo and the Edmond area.

KOCO 5 approached the group of commercial property owners and they told us they would help her find a new location to move her business.

“It supports my family. I’m a single mom with a son in middle school and my daughter works here too,” Hargrave said.

There are many unknowns and the clock is ticking.

“We may have to close indefinitely until I sort things out,” Hargrave said.

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