Local restaurant to close for good

A coffee shop that opened two years ago is about to shut down.

The Coffee Corner, which opened at 26 Peebles Plaza in October 2015, recently announced its closure. Owners could not be reached for comment.

The restaurant was opened by Bill Cocolin in 2015 in the space vacated by the KFC he owned in Philipsburg since 2009. It was managed by Aimee Gardner.

“It was a combination of things,” Cocolin told the CDT in 2015 about closing the KFC. “KFC was a franchise, and we did things sometimes that weren’t in the best interest of our customers. They do the same thing everywhere regardless of the community they’re in. We felt something else could be more viable in the community, something we could do on our own. After some research, we felt this would be a good fit.”

The fit just wasn’t right for The Coffee Corner, according to a company Facebook post.

“We are sad to announce that we will be closing permanently,” the post said. “If you have any gift cards, we are encouraging you to use them. We will closing our doors Wednesday, Nov. 22. We will miss you all and thank you so much for supporting us.”

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli