I always found this place to be appalling, so please excuse my reluctant smirk, but the overly tech-centric Valencia coffee shop The Summit can no longer afford to pay their rent and are moving on to new things, says Mission Local.
From a message posted to their website:
After a year and half, THE SUMMIT SF will close it’s operations at 780 Valencia to re-open at a soon to be determined location. During this time, we’ve received press and accolades from Food and Wine to Business Week, created a community of entrepreneurs/digital thinkers/and creative like minds, helped launch many start-ups, hosted several culinary pop-ups, produced buzz worthy art shows, and threw some legendary parties. We could not have achieved such accomplishments without our amazing community of managers, staff, and of course, our patrons. We are proud of our time at 780 Valencia, and excited to take The Summit to the next level: a social enterprise spreading entrepreneurship and innovation around the world.
We are thankful for the opportunity to launch The Summit SF at IO Ventures and we wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors. We are hopeful the next tenants of 780 Valencia will carry on our spirit and become an asset to the vibrant Mission community.Our doors are scheduled to close on 1/28/2012.
Should you be worried, the landlord (i/o Ventures, some nerdstuffs) is doing just fine and intends on finding a “new vendor” for the space.
(I should note, I don't quite know why I hate The Summit, seeing as though I enjoy buying a beverage I don't particularly like or want so I can thieve internet access. But, yeah, something about that place makes you feel like an asshole.)
(Also, I sincerely apologize for that horrible “they're fucking dead” pun; I recently read Krakauer's Into Thin Air and I can't quite shake the image of a frozen, dying Nepalese Sherpa partnering up with a cup of Blue Bottle to found a social network and exchange warmth.)
[Photo by Indra Kupferschmid]