Friday, February 18, 2011

CRC Coffee Bar is Closing Its Doors, Friday, March 25, 2011

I'd like to announce that the CRC Coffee Bar will be closing its doors for the last time on Friday, March 25, 2011. Many factors lead to this decision, and now it is time for the next adventure in my life. I'd like to thank all of the remarkable friends & customers of CRC-many who've become friends- for your generous support & encouragement throughout the past 5 years. Rest assured that Cars-R-Coffins as a brand is not going anywhere, and will continue to support the local cycling scene. I also encourage all of you to continue to "support your local independent anything" & especially all of our friends on 34th & Lyndale. I'll see you on two wheels.

xo,

Tommy "Hurl" Everson

the early days.


In 2009 the City of Minneapolis tore up Lyndale Avenue and for over 6 months of prime-time season, left us with this for our sidewalk. Still charged us for a Sidewalk Cafe License though....

27 comments:

Sveden said...

A very sad day.

Best of luck in future endeavors.

peter said...

Son-
Sad to hear this news. That means no more "Tues is the new Fri". You must be getting into the pro racing circuit then, hmmm? Thanks for the great memories but for certain there are many more to come.

HW said...

Sad news man. Glad I got to see it & smell it at least once. Onward!

HW West

humming in the night skull said...

Thanx for the 5 years Hurl, you helped me out a couple times when I really needed it. Best of luck for whatever comes next. - stacey graham

Chris Skogen said...

Thank you for everything.

Stephen Cottrell said...

Brutal news. Thank you for the hard work, your cafe will truly be missed. Hope to see you on the road.

hairpie said...

Enjoy your freedom.

Jim said...

It was a great ride Hurl. We'll miss the CRC Coffee shop.

HotWater said...

This is very sad news. Best of luck to your future endeavors dude.
see ya on the road & trails

clay

Frye said...

Sad news Hurl! Wishing you the best.

Jared said...

I am very sad to about this. Thanks for some good coffee/bike shop times.

Anonymous said...

Good luck in where ever your adventures lead you. We recommend more guitar. Come visit often! - Your pals at Twin Town

1/4 Life Crisis said...

bummer! Best of luck though! Nothing but good experiences there.

Heath said...

My children 9 and 11 sense the magic of your shop. We appreciate CRC.

Jammin Bikes said...

Very Sorry!!! You really had a cool concept going. Hope you open up a new place soon!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I didn't buy more coffee. Really sorry I didn't buy that Salsa La Raza you had hanging in your shop a few years ago.

Calhoun Cycle said...

Hurl,
I was counting on you being too busy at the café this year to be able to get to all the gravel road races and then it would be all mine!
Crap.
Don't think I'm gonna start training. I'll just go back to settlin' into the back half of the pack.
Your awesome and you have accomplished much. Congrats on that.
Luke

BTW: Derek & I are planning another 24 hour/300+ miler this summer. You in?

ambrown said...

Minneapolis institution. will be missed.

mark77 said...

Sad to see the shop go, but I'm really happy to see that the CRC brand will live on. I remember getting my first CRC shirt a long time ago and still cherish it.

Meli said...

This is terrible news! My first trip to Minnesota, I borrowed a Brompton and rode over to your infamous cafe. It was so totally boss. Really, it was amazing.

Here are our rented Bromptons:
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgoqko2uHN1qhn9ozo1_500.jpg

thad said...

bummer for sure. good luck buddy-

Just Riding Along said...

Who the hell Shatner Boots???

Anonymous said...

I live in CO - so only made it in a couple of times over the years while visiting the in-laws in the twin cities...so much I could say...will limit it to: how much I'll miss a place where you can get a killer cup of coffee and a pop-tart in one stop. Thanks Hurl.

proxy said...

In my country, we say "cockshitfuckballs", and I say this to you now in sympathy. In my country we also say "balls forward" and I say this to you now in the hope you have future sexcess. I mean suxcess. I mean win.

Franz said...

Received this news all the way over in rural India via a friend in California. You will be dearly missed.. CRC has been my favorite 'office' in MN on my trips back for years. Wore my CRC t-shirt all around India last year on a motorcycle tour. Gone but definitely not forgotten. -Franz

Matt Johnson said...

Hurl,
I just walked over for a bowl of soup, and I'm devastated. So sorry to see the CRC shut down. I loved the presence you had in the neighborhood. All the best on your next adventure!

Tom & Anne said...

Hurl--

Thanks for your kindness and help with keeping my black Bridgestone running at top form. Thanks also for providing a place where our grandson could be surrounded by bikes and bike culture!

Tom