RENO, NV - The sounds that have become all too familiar on Mt Rose Street like coffee grinding, milk steaming, and orders placed at Bibo Coffee are coming to an end.
Ted Moore says he was one of the first customers ten years ago, and has had a coffee with his kids every day since.
“This is like I say, a gathering place. People come here after church, you know, we do all kind of stuff, business stuff goes on here, People write books. People get married, you know all kinds of stuff. It's just has that ambiance, synergy, hard to put together,” says Moore.
The owners say they opened the doors ten years ago.
The location was ideal they said to cater to the neighborhood.
Neighbors came, so did their friends, and so on and so on and so on.
“It's a lot of fun making coffee drinks and being in a nice environment but the diversity and interesting people we've met has really been awesome,” says Debbie Spieker Martin, Bibo Coffee owner.
But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
The sign on the door has been saying it for weeks, and as the clock struck noon, Ted Moore gave Debbie and husband Paul the best send off he could muster—Taps on his trumpet.
“Definitely want to thank all the employees we've had over the years. All our customers, we couldn't have done it without them,” says Spieker-Martin as the doors locked for the last time.
Bibo Coffee still has two other locations, one at The Grove, the other on 9th Street by the University.
Owners Debbie and Paul say keep your eyes and ears open as plans are in the works for a third location to replace the Mt Rose Street location.