Redmond Town Center's Tully's coffee shop will close this Sunday, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Redmond Patch on Thursday.
Diane Geurts, director of marketing and public relations for Tully's, said the Seattle-based coffee chain is in the process of evaluating the performance of all its stores and that the Redmond Town Center location did not make the cut.
“It’s been a store that we have been trying to make profitable," Geurts said. "Unfortunately, we have not been able to get it to the performance level that’s required to operate.”
A woman who answered the phone at Redmond Town Center said its marketing manager was out of the office Thursday and that no one else was immediately available to comment on the closure. Redmond Patch will update this post with any comment or additional information from the shopping center.
Geurts said each Tully's location employs about 10 people and that the company is "making every effort to relocate staff to other locations."
Redmond is not the only place where Tully's has closed shops in recent months. An Edmonds location shut its doors in August, and several closures were announced in the San Francisco area last month.
Geurts said decisions about closures across the company have been shaped by "difficult leases" and "rising commodities." Asked if the lease situation at Redmond Town Center is playing a role in that store's closure, Geurts declined to offer much detail other than to say that both sides had been having conversations to try to “make best of situation and keep the store open.”
Meanwhile, Geurts said the company still plans to begin selling beer and wine at its Bella Bottega location but said she could not offer a timeline for the menu addition. She said there are currently no plans to close the Bella Bottega store but added that the company is "constantly evaluating" all its locations.
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