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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf abruptly closes all NYC locations

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NEW YORK — Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf suddenly closed all of its Manhattan locations this month, the company said.

West Side Rag first reported the specialty coffee purveyor shuttered its 12 city shops, all of them franchises and not company-owned. The first Coffee Bean in Manhattan opened in 2011.

The closures were official Oct. 1, according to a Coffee Bean spokesman.

In a statement to PIX11 News, Coffee Bean said there is hope the Los Angeles-based company will return to the Big Apple.

“We … intend to swiftly bring The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® … back to New York City,” the statement read.

“It is our hope that when The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® returns to New York, the new store owners will deliver the products and service our customers have come to expect through their experiences at the other 1,000+ company-owned and franchised The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® locations around the world.”

These are the 12 now-prior locations of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in NYC, according to the company’s website, which as of Wednesday still listed them as being in New York:

  • 22 Cortlandt St.
  • 280 Broadway
  • 350 W. 14th St.
  • 1412 Broadway
  • 189 Bleecker St.
  • 2169 Broadway
  • 392 Columbus
  • 606 2nd Ave.
  • 1700 Broadway
  • 532 Amsterdam
  • 405 Park Ave.
  • 1469 3rd Ave.

Now, the closest Coffee Bean to the five boroughs is in Trumbull, Conn., about 65 miles north of Manhattan.