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Coffee Cartel

As in years past, metro St. Louisans bid a fond farewell to a number of businesses and eateries in 2018.
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Call it the circle of life for business. Some enterprises will thrive and survive for years, while others fall victim to changing business models, unaffordable overhead costs, changing tastes and other slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

We decided to round up a number of metro St. Louis closings, some more publicized than others, that happened in 2018.

Coffee Cartel, Central West End, St. Louis, CWE
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The Coffee Cartel will close Tuesday after 22 years in the Central West End.

After a 36 percent drop in sales over the past two years, owner Dennis Gorg said Monday it wasn’t feasible for the business to stay open.

“There are a lot of small businesses in St. Louis and what a proud community we have to have such great small businesses, but you gotta get out and support them,” Gorg said.