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Cosi at Goodnoe's Corner Closes Abruptly

A sign on the door at Cosi says the cafe has closed for good.

If a cup of coffee or sandwich from Cosi is part of your daily routine, you may need to adjust your plans Monday.

 closed abruptly over the weekend. The location is still in business.

A sign on the door reads: "Cosi Goodnoe's is closed but our other hearths are still burning. Visit us on the corner of Pheasant Run and Terry Drive (at the clock). Thank you for your years of support."

According to sources, the cafe was open Saturday. As of Sunday, the doors were locked and the restaurant was closed.

Furniture and wall menus were still in place Sunday afternoon. There was no activity in the restaurant, however, and the lights were off.

Cosi's website, www.getcosi.com, no longer includes the Goodnoe's Corner location on its list of restaurants.

US Realty Associates, an area real estate firm that specializes in leasing commercial properties, has a posting for the space on its website. According to a brochure, the firm is seeking a new tenant for the 3,000 square foot space.

Check back to Patch for updates to this story. 

Mar June 18, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Apparently, the employees were given virtually no notice. Heard that the rent was raised prohibitively high. Any truth to this? And if so, does that mean there will be more closings in that strip?
Nora Jemali June 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Oh No!!! I love Cosi : (
Barbara June 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Its a shame. Cosi and Jules made a good combination.
Tim June 18, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I wonder if this is a bad omen for that shopping center. Rent is probably high, and parking can be a mess. It's hard to justify operating a business when your costs are high and it's a pain for customers even to get to your front door. I think that "village-style" design that all the residents want is not a very efficient use of space, so parking is sacrificed.
Nick June 18, 2012 at 01:46 PM
If they really did run the rent up and drive them out that was a big mistake. Cosi was a favorite for me and the family.
Kellyann Zuzulo June 18, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Wonder if it has anything to do with Corner Bakery Cafe moving in, which has similar fare....
Kara Seymour June 18, 2012 at 02:12 PM
All good questions -- I've reached out to Cosi and will update the story when I hear back. At least I can still get my tomato soup fix at the other location, but I have to say the Goodnoe's Corner spot has a much better ambiance.
Joanne June 18, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Having two locations so close seemed silly anyway.
Dolores Umbridge June 18, 2012 at 02:49 PM
You think? I found the GC spot kind of skeevy. The employees were always standing out front smoking.
Dolores Umbridge June 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I am friends with the owner of the GC and Pheasant Run locations. He's the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. It's a shame this location didn't work out but he tried his hardest. I know the rent is VERY high.
Kara Seymour June 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I agree the two locations was silly. @dolores, yes the employee smoking thing is annoying. Green Parrot staff smoke a lot in the back, too which is unappealing. But I found the GC location to be brighter. Plus, whenever I go to the one in the business commons, it seems some sort of Celine Dion wannabe music is blaring, which gets irritating.
Dolores Umbridge June 18, 2012 at 03:59 PM
So true Kara - the music is awful.
bobrodo June 18, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Hopefully Chipolte is moving in!
Gerry Couch June 18, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Chipotle would be fine, but I am still holding out for a Diner!
Dave Hogan June 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Hello all,my name is Dave and I was the general manager of the location from day 1 till the end :(. I would like to extend my personal thanks to everyone for their years of patronage to our little "home". Where all may not have been perfect all the time, we always strived to be the best we could be. I think I can speak for my entire crew when we all say thank you. I would hope that everyone would keep Cosi in their daily menus and visit our pheasant run location now. Hopefully we will see everyone there. Thank you again for your years of loyalty!
Kara Seymour June 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Thanks Dave! I'll be there!
Dave Hogan June 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM
And good luck Kara! Hope to see you as well. I'll miss your almost daily meetings with everyone there. Was nice to always see friendly smiling faces. Best of luck if I don't get a chance to meet up again
the VOICE June 19, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Who's Next ?
Michelle June 20, 2012 at 12:41 AM
It's a complete shame that Newtown in general is losing so many small businesses. High rent for what? It's ridiculous. The town is slipping badly, and certainly isn't the place I moved to 13 years ago.
Mar June 20, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Dave, are you moving to the other Newtown Cosi location? Are any of the other emlpoyees finding work at other Cosi's? I always thought everyone was friendly and attentive at GC Cosi. I'll miss it. Good luck to you all. Still curious to hear about the rent issue and whether that was the reason... and whether we'll be seeing more businesses closing abruptly.
Mar June 20, 2012 at 02:51 AM
No need to hold out, Gerry - there is a diner in Newtown, and it's a good one, too. Jake's right across from the Dunkin Donuts (by the 7-11). http://www.jakeseatery.com/
Dave Hogan June 20, 2012 at 07:30 AM
I unfortunately will not be moving there. My right hand man josh is there now, but that doesn't mean a return trip if needed. Our franchise needed help elsewhere and I'm always ready to go help whenever needed. There is hope that some of my people will be there. I don't know their staff situation now, but have people ready to help. Again thanks for the positive comments about the location and staff. We always quickly hear the negative but rarely hear the positive. I'm sure that the other location will keep up the Cosi tradition the same way we held it
Newtown Resident June 20, 2012 at 02:05 PM
While the buildings are nice looking buildings, the parking situation is terrible and it looks run down behind the green parrot...The planning and zoning regulations required a specific number of parking spaces based on the size of this project, and those requirements were waived by our planning boards in order to squeeze this project in..and does anybody actually use that bank??? it always seems empty.
Newtown Resident June 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
It is definitely a problem for the future as everyone continues to count street parking as being available to make up for the shortfall in their own design plans...the developers aren't stupid...force the plan through now...and in 5 years when everyone is complaining about lack of parking, the town will be forced to deal with it via a parking garage at taxpayer expense..
Karin June 21, 2012 at 02:44 PM
As an employee of the Cosi Goodnoe's location I have to say I am saddened by the recent turn of events. Dave Hogan and Josh were too very good managers to work for. I enjoyed my tenure at this location and enjoyed each and everyone of the employees that I worked with. We were like a "family". This atmosphere was due in part to Dave and Josh's management style. Good Luck to all of the staff of the now closed Goodnoes' Cosi. Who will feed momma goose?
Rich Rinck June 26, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Dave, where are you now? Went to the pllace last Friday for our lunch, and was so surpriised to see the restaurant closed. We'll miss your friendly smile. and our talks about New Orleans. Would love to keep in touch. E-Mail us at rich318pa@aol.com. attn. Rich & Elaine.
marisa July 11, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Yes that is true. I myself was a former employee
Rich January 31, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Any word on what may be coming in?
Trash beast February 21, 2013 at 05:17 AM
I miss the howl and the business relationships that I have developed through eating at the store. I will never forget the wilderness personality of some of the employees helping and scraping through the busy times of the weekend. It was like they must have been born for the rush!! The flame is out, but yet my heart burns for a piece of heaven. Hell will not trap my soul..... Bring back the corner of delight!!!
Kara Seymour February 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Hi Rich, just seeing this now. Zoe's Kitchen will be coming in. Here's details: http://newtown-pa.patch.com/articles/zoe-s-kitchen-application-approved-for-goodnoe-corner-location

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