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Pour Cleveland's downtown location permanently closing due to impact of pandemic

Business shifting to e-commerce
Pour Cleveland
Posted at 10:59 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 23:18:07-05

CLEVELAND — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on businesses across Northeast Ohio, but one coffee shop has been hit particularly hard over the past year and is closing its doors as a result.

Pour Cleveland announced it is permanently closing its downtown location after dealing with a massive decline in sales.

The downtown coffee shop relied heavily on sporting events, tourism and the downtown workforce to fuel its revenue, all which still are far from back to normal.

Charlie Eisenstat said he knew back in April that it was unlikely he’d be able to reopen before his lease ran out at the end of 2020.

Pour Cleveland joins other downtown establishments such as Lola’s, Greenhouse Tavern and Geiger’s to have closed as a result of the pandemic.

Although Pour Cleveland’s downtown location will be no more, the business has pivoted to e-commerce, selling internationally roasted coffee on its website.

Eisenstat does hope to reopen a Pour Cleveland shop in a different location eventually, when the timing is right.

To learn more about Pour Cleveland, click here.