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Joe Coffee has been in the Philadelphia area since 2013, but both locations will close at the end of 2019.

Credit: Caroline Gibson

Joe Coffee will soon be closing down its two Philadelphia locations, Billy Penn reported. The New York City-based cafe has locations in University City and in the Rittenhouse area.

Joe Coffee has been in the Philadelphia area since 2013, with its University City location on Drexel's campus at 3200 Chestnut St. Both the Rittenhouse and University City locations will close at the end of 2019, according to Billy Penn. 

“We’ve spent many years trying to make these locations work, but unfortunately had to accept this fall that this was the best course of action,” Joe Coffee founder Jonathan Rubinstein told Billy Penn. "We want to thank all of our Philly family — employees, friends and dedicated fans — for what we have been able to create together.”

Six years ago, the first Joe Coffee location opened up on 1845 Walnut St., followed by the University City location later that same year. The Rittenhouse location was known as the first location to use house-roasted beans in making espresso drinks.

Earlier this year, Philadelphia was ranked the 11th best coffee city in the United States in a report from WalletHub. 

When opening the shop six years ago, Rubinstein told Philly Eater, “Anyone in the business knows how strong Philly's coffee scene is.” 

Joe Coffee also currently operates 17 locations in New York City, according to Billy Penn. 

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