This past weekend, Watertown Coffee announced on Facebook that Sunday would be their last day.
Watertown’s last day tomorrow Sunday 16th – for anyone that wants to celebrate with us come on down and help us drink the rest of the kegs and empty out those bottles. Drink specials all day. We love you guys, thanks for everything. Best customers in the world.
After reading the message, I raced down from Coffee Hero Headquarters and got in line at 1:15 PM. There was one guy in line in front of me. He got the last of the coffee. Before I could order my espresso, I was informed they were out of coffee. I also confirmed that it really was their last day.
Our attempts to contact Amy Vanderbeck and Daniel Perry, the folks behind Watertown, have so far gone unanswered. All we know is that Vanderbeck opened Watertown in 2009 in what used to be a glassblowing factory at 550 12th Ave down by Seattle University. The coffeeshop grew into a coffeeshop/bar. They showed World Cup games. They had some issues with Yelp. They hosted trivia. They got a street bench. And then they closed shop last Sunday, October 16th.