After 17 years as a neighborhood coffee shop, owner Ryan McElroy announced on social media he would soon close Thunderbird Coffee.

McElroy said he hopes to stay open into December to allow his team time to find new jobs and not feel rushed into deciding where their next journeys will begin.

Thunderbird Coffee has struggled to bounce back after the pandemic and staying open is no longer feasible, McElroy said.

"I've loved Thunderbird deeply," McElroy said. "I'm so grateful to the neighborhood and our team. It's very sad, but I hope everyone involved has loved it."