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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Fire Closes Peet's Coffee on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

Power outage Friday night or Saturday morning caused the small fire, or when the store would reopen

 

September 11, 2022

Firemen congregated on the sidewalk and brought in fans

9.11.22: Peets Coffee reopened on Sunday morning.

9.10.22: Three fire trucks responded to an early morning kitchen fire at Peet's Coffee on 14th Street and Montana Avenue Saturday morning.

A note on the door said "unfortunately last night's power outage caused a small fire. We will remain closed until the store is cleaned and ready for customers and staff. Thank you for understanding. " A photo of the sign is at the bottom of this story.

People congregated on the sidewalks outside Peets.

Disappointed customers lined up outside the store, but it was unclear when it would open again. Restaurant fires in Santa Monica tend to close businesses for a long time, because the City is strict about its permitting process. It's the first lengthy closure for the store since it opened in 2007

Peet's Coffee is a San Francisco Bay Area-based specialty coffee roaster and retailer owned by JAB Holding Company via JDE Peet's. Founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet in Berkeley, California, Peet's introduced the United States to its darker roasted Arabica coffee in blends including French roast and grades appropriate for espresso drinks. Peet's offers freshly roasted beans, brewed coffee and espresso beverages, as well as bottled cold brew, says Wikipedia .

In 2007, Peet's opened the first LEED Gold Certified roastery in the United States. Peet's coffee is sold in over 14,000 grocery stores across the United States.

As of November 2021, the company had 200 stores in the United States.

 

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