By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Bad news for our caffeine-loving KISS fans!
The band’s Myrtle Beach coffee house, aptly called the KISS Coffeehouse, is closing its doors after reportedly losing money over the past few years, according to Myrtle Beach Online.
Located at Broadway at the Beach, the coffeehouse has actually been highly acclaimed since its opening in 2006, named “Best of the Grand Strand” four times in the past four years by NBC’s local affiliate WMBF-TV as voted on by locals and tourists.
Unfortunately, the positive feedback from the public hasn’t been enough, as General Manager Matthew Goldschmidt tells Myrtle Beach Online, “It’s not that we didn’t do well, it was just a steady decline.”
An exact closing date has yet to be disclosed, but Myrtle Beach Online reports it will probably happen sometime at the end of September.
On a more positive note, the coffeehouse’s impressive collection of KISS memorabilia is now up for sale, so fans who still want to be able to admire the talents of the shock rockers while sipping their coffee could potentially do so from the comforts of their own home.
Meanwhile, KISS is set to kick off a handful of Japanese concerts in October, playing dates in Tokyo and Osaka on the 19, 21, 23 and 24.
For more on this story, head to MyrtleBeachOnline.com, and be sure to check out the KISS official website for more updates on the band.