Local coffee shop closes

(Photo: Barry Gray)

Sadly, Café Vardera & Lounge has closed its doors. Café Vardera & Lounge opened for business in August 2016 in the Jackson Trails Centre selling fair trade coffee. At that time, competition already existed in Stittsville with Gaia Java, Quitter’s and The Grounds open for business. This is the second coffee shop to close in less than a year – Gaia Java shut its doors earlier this year for arrears in rent and now, for the same reason, Café Vardera & Lounge has also followed this path.

The owners of Vardera got involved with the community by displaying the art from members from the West Carleton Arts Society. The café provided another avenue for local artists to sell their artwork.The paintings were changed monthly and each time created a different atmosphere to the café.

From what we are hearing, business just wasn’t busy enough to meet the many financial obligations a small business has to meet.

This is why it is so important to support our local Stittsville businesses!



4 thoughts on “Local coffee shop closes”

  1. This is why it is so important to support our local Stittsville businesses!
    No…it is why small businesses should do solid business plans to see it the market can bear another coffeeshop

  2. The only winner for small business anywhere is the shop owners. Rent is too high. You have to sell a lot to be able to pay $1,000 to $2,000 each month. on top of that is the cost of goods sold, and, if you have staff, because you can’t work 70 to 80 hours a week, salary. It is not always competition.

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