A year after opening an outpost in Boston, Cambridge-based BeanTowne Coffee House has closed down its Boston shop at 99 Kneeland St., according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Owner Ed Goyette confirmed the closure, telling Eater in an email, “We had other opportunities that were too good to pass up.” BeanTowne’s two other locations — in Cambridge’s Kendall Square and Hampstead, NH — “are doing great,” Goyette said; they will remain open.
BeanTowne has been around since 1993. Its Cambridge shop was forced to close for a year after significant smoke and water damage from a fire in 2015, but it reopened in August of 2016, around the same time Goyette announced plans for the Boston store, which debuted in early 2017.
A new coffee shop has already replaced the downtown BeanTowne. Apm Coffee (a play on a.m./p.m.) has opened in the Kneeland Street space, inside of the One Greenway apartment building, per posts on an associated Facebook page. It’s serving Intelligentsia coffee and prepared foods like yogurt parfaits, salads, cut veggies, fruit bowls, smoothies, and more.