City Bliss Market Cafe, which opened in downtown Roanoke almost two years ago, will close at the end of the month unless the owners find a buyer.
Owners Mick and Elly Cho said their business couldn’t survive the competition downtown.
“Business gets worse every time something opens,” Mick Cho said this week. “Everybody is struggling.”
His post on the cafe’s Facebook page also cites the couples’ inexperience.
“Inexperience has led to many miscalculations and mistakes that eventually took its toll on our efforts to do our best,” the Chos wrote on the business’s Facebook page.
The Chos are looking for an investor to buy the business. If that doesn’t happen, he hopes to sell the cafe’s equipment to recoup some of their losses. The space, on Campbell Avenue across the street from Orvis and Center in the Square, is for lease.
The cafe sold coffee, tea, juices and smoothies as well as sandwiches, wraps, desserts and more. It was also one of the only places in Roanoke to buy locally roasted Strange Coffee Company coffee beans.