Blue Sail Coffee is shutting down its downtown Little Rock location. The popular coffee shop was located on the ground floor of the Little Rock Technology Park.
According to a social media post, the company’s last day at the Little Rock location was Jan. 15, 2021. “Despite putting forth our strongest efforts to battle a substantially reduced customer base, along with some resistance from the property management, this is our official announcement that as of Jan. 15, 2021, we are permanently closing our Little Rock location,” the post reads.
The downtown Little Rock location opened in April 2017.
Blue Sail Coffee was founded by Kyle Tabor in 2014, just three months after graduating from the University of Central Arkansas.In a 2017 interview with Arkansas Money & Politics, Tabor said that he felt that Conway needed a high quality coffee shop.
”Coffee is just a way to bring [people] there, but my actual goal is to bring them there,” he said. “Coffee is the how to my why. Why is people, how is coffee.”
The company’s Conway location remains open.