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Saxbys Workers to Get Laid Off for Christmas

Paoli coffee shop to close for good on Christmas Eve.

will close its doors for good next Saturday, December 24. Baristas got the word two days ago and have been telling stunned customers, one by one, that they'll be going out of business.

It's a tough bit of news to get the week before Christmas and workers and customers say they're sorry to see Saxbys go. "It was a rough summer," one barista told Patch when asked what led to the decision.

The coffeehouse's owner was on the phone in the office and declined to talk to Patch for this story, relaying word that he was swamped.

It's another blow for a restaurant in . There's a lot of coffee competiton in with eyeshot of Saxby's.  , is directly across Lancaster Avenue and is also across the street, even closer to Saxby's than Starbucks.

The closing is another blow to the tax base and the Paoli Train Station area at a time when Tredyffrin Township is trying to find ways to revitalize Paoli's central business district. The building that housed Jake's Custard remains empty and there is a sign indicating there's also office space for rent in the Paoli Village Shoppes complex.

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