Locavores in Alamosa closes

Courier photo by John Waters Locavores restaurant in Alamosa has closed and will soon open with new owners as a 7 Brews drive-through coffee shop.

7 Brews Coffee to take over site

ALAMOSA — Locavores, the Alamosa casual restaurant located on Highway 160, has closed according to owner Wendi Seger. The restaurant sourced food from local farmers and ranchers in the region.

According to Seger, the location will soon house a 7 Brew Drive-Thru Coffee shop. According to the Fort Smith-based coffee chain website, the company has 63 locations, and this will be its first in Colorado.

"7 Brew was born from a desire to change drive-thru coffee into a mind-blowing experience for everyone…7 Brew is so much more than just a coffee stand. It's the concept of cultivating kindness and joy with every drink,” according to the company website.

In a statement to customers of Locavores, Seger wrote in part: "It is with much sadness and a grateful heart that we share with you today, Locavores has officially closed its doors. The relationship we have built over the years means a lot to us, so we wanted to personally reach out and share with you why we decided to sell and what lies ahead on the horizon.

“For those who aren't familiar with my (Wendi's) story, I came from very little and started this business from the ground up with little start-up, a strong work ethic and a belief I could create something that our community needed. The creation of Locavores was a passion project that turned into something even greater than I had imagined," Segar wrote.

“As soon as we realized it would be hard to continue managing all three businesses, we were approached by developers interested in purchasing the Locavores property.”

Seger told the Valley Courier she has only sold the building and not the Locavores name or concept.

“While we know our hearts, the next chapter will be focused on growing Wendi's Good Things Market and Noelle Botanicals, the decision to sell and close the restaurant has been gut-wrenching. We can't thank you enough for being on this journey with us. This business wouldn't be where it is today without your loyalty," Segar wrote.

The Valley Courier has contacted 7 Brews for comment and has yet to receive a comment by press time.