Best Of 2020

Worst COVID-19 Coffee Shop Casualty: The Bunker

The Bunker

In June, a bastion of community and culture closed its doors after 14 years. The good news for fans of The Bunker, however, is that owners hope the right people can take over and run it, rent-free, to restore the hub to its glory. "We are thinking there may be people who have real training in hospitality management who are now suddenly out of work who would love the chance to jump in and make it their own, perhaps with our financial support," owner Dale Swope told CL. "The Bunker survived the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, two world wars, and being abandoned for a decade, so I’m sure it will survive this. For now, though, we are going to let it rest." —Ray Roa

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