Uptown will close

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Uptown Coffee Cafe on the Town of Victoria’s Main Street will close Dec. 22, the owners of the cafe confirmed.

Owners of the cafe, which is located at 1812 Main St., announced the closing in a social media post from the Uptown Coffee Facebook page Tuesday night.

The cafe was first opened in 2007 at the intersection of 8th and Main streets in Victoria by Jason and Jennifer Mattox. Shortly afterward it was moved to its current location on Main Street. The post noted that the cafe has been open for 10 years.

“As we reflect on the past 10 years, we are appreciative of the many loyal customers and amazing staff we’ve had during those years,” the post cited. “Many of y’all have watched our kids and business grow. We’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to have gotten a small start on (8th) and Main then to our current location on Main Street.”

“Uptown brought Wi-Fi, some great music and a local gathering place to Main Street,” the post cited.

The post cited that Uptown opened a second Uptown Coffee Cafe location in Amelia County in 2011 and then opened a cafe in Farmville in 2014.

Regarding the closing, Victoria Town Manager Rodney Newton said he hopes to see another business occupy the building in the near future.

“I hate to see the town lose any business, but I understand that businesses have to make tough decisions,” Newton said.

Lunenburg County Love’s Mill Supervisor Edward Pennington said the restaurant has been a positive service to the town.

“We will miss them and wish them well,” Pennington said.

“I am deeply saddened to hear that Uptown Coffee in Victoria is closing,” said Town Council Member Greg Elam. “I hate to see any business close, but as a regular, I will greatly miss the fun and fellowship enjoyed there.”

Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce Director Mel Payne said the closing of Uptown Coffee will be a great loss for the Town of Victoria and the county.

“It’s my hope that someone will come along, pick up where they left off,” Payne said. “We’re gonna miss them.”

Raising a family and meeting the demands of the location in Farmville were noted in the post.

“As with all things in life, there is a season,” the post cited. “We have been in the season of raising children while finding and developing their passions. We are seeing how fast they are growing up before our eyes. Also in this season, the demands of the Farmville location have kept us busy. With that being said, we have decided to end this season of Uptown in the Town of Victoria.”“This wasn’t an easy decision for us as we will truly miss having a storefront and seeing y’all regularly in Victoria,” the post cited. “We will be focusing on family and the Uptown location in Farmville while continuing to be landlords in Victoria, along with other family obligations. We are extremely thankful to all present and former employees. We’ve had some of the best and couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you to all our customers as we appreciate your loyalty and patronage over the years. We’ve met some great people through the years, and we are forever grateful.”