Dakota Coffee Co., Wahpeton, announced Wednesday, Sept. 29 they would be closing their doors Saturday, Oct. 9. The business, which is over 5 years old, will remain open before then for customers to redeem their gift cards and browse retail items at 50 percent off.
During many months of the pandemic, the business was forced to reduce hours and shut its doors for drive-thru orders only.
Owner Madison Yaggie Schuler said in a Wednesday Facebook post that the past 18 months have been difficult for Dakota Coffee Co. and many other businesses in the area due to the pandemic and staffing issues. Yaggie Schuler thanked Dakota Coffee Co.’s customers and staff, who had “become like family.”
Yaggie Schuler originally thought of the idea for her business because she saw a demand for coffee in the community, as well as a community gathering space for people of all ages, Daily News previously reported.
A year’s work went into getting Dakota Coffee Co. operational, according to a previous Daily News article, and the business celebrated North Dakota culture in the names of the drinks, menu items offered and indoor decor.
Look to Daily News next week for a full feature on Dakota Coffee Co.