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Tulley's customers buy their last cup of mo-jo.
Tulley's at Bella Bottega to close this Sunday at 5pm
The doors of one of Redmond's most popular neighborhood gathering places will close this Sunday, October 14th at 5PM. Four Bellevue stores, the Mercer Island store and Kirkland's franchise store will remain open on the Eastside for Tully's Coffee lovers.
Jen Walsh, the Redmond store manager of two years and past Woodinville manager said, "It's just sad." Walsh said today was the busiest day since the announcement with about 35 clients crowding the store at 2:30pm. Profitable Tulley's stores will remain open and those unprofitable will close under Chapter 11. Jen will be commuting from Woodinville to Tulley's Westlake store. Lindsay, a co-worker will transfer to Westlake, as well.
Tulley's at Bella opened it's doors 10 years ago, in advance of the Starbucks store across the street. There are no known plans for the building at this time. Tulley's stores at Redmond Town Center (closed Oct 7), Woodinville, Bothell, and Kenmore are closing.
For FAQ about the closures go to Tulley's corporate website page here.
By Bob Yoder