Shimla: The well known Barista coffee shop located in the heart of Shimla is closing down by the end of this month after around nine years.
Located on the Mall opposite the historic Gaiety theatre, the Barista outlet has been a popular haunt with locals as well as Indian and foreign tourists who throng this hill station round the year.
Tommy Hilfiger apparels has come up with a far more lucrative rent offer and will oust Barista which is unable to pay such a high rent.
“The Barista store on the Mall has emerged as a landmark. Besides tourists it attracts Shimla’s whos who in the last decade or so of its existence,” said one regular coffee drinker
Barista has so far failed to find a suitable place to shift into on the Mall. Which means coffee drinkers here will have to learn to get used to without Barista coffee.
Shimla’s Mall road houses some of the best known MNC brands. Apparel MNC stores out-number the rest in fashion crazy Shimla.
(The news story was published earlier with the byline of Baldev S Chauhan in Business Standard)