As the drive-thru window at a beloved coffee shop close, the doors to it's walk-in location reopen in Monroe County's West End.
Monday marks the first day Nibor's Coffee on Route 209 in Brodheadsville is open since closing its doors last March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
"While technically we could have stayed open, we were a little nervous with being indoors and that that all worked," said owner Steven Baker.
During that time, business solely relied on it's drive-thru down the road. Baker says just a few weeks ago, he got a letter from his landlord stating the lease on the drive-thru location in the Monroe Plaza would be terminated. Making way for the new tenant, a Dunkin' Donuts window.
"After 25 years there, it obviously hurts. But I do understand from a landlord's perspective, I'm sure Dunkin' Donuts will bring them more revenue that I am," said Baker.
When customer's heard the news of the closure, Baker tells News 13 he was flooded with words of support to keep the business going.
"It took the sting out of the emotion that we were closing. The fact that I had a swell of people the last few days encouraging me don't give up, open the store, I was going to do that anyway. But when people are encouraging you to the level they were encouraging me, it just touches your heart,"
The drive-thru location opened in January of 1996. Baker says he hopes to relocate, but it's unclear at this time where the new location would be.