Thursday, October 19, 2017

White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn Closes After Controversial Facebook Comments

A coffeehouse on the North Shore that opened last fall has shut down after controversial Facebook comments from the owner's daughter went viral.

According to an article from, White Rose Coffeehouse is no longer in operation after the owner decided to close the place on the heels of her daughter's post saying she would never host a "Coffee with a Cop" event at her family's shop--and the daughter also causing an uproar when she called police bullies and murderers of people of color, based on an earlier post from itemlive. The most recent article says that the owner apologized for what her daughter said and fired her from the place, and she invited police to the store but they did not come--and neither, apparently, did the usual morning crowd of customers--and the tipping point came Tuesday night when the owner found a television crew in her driveway when she came home.

White Rose Coffeehouse, which was located at 56 Central Square in the downtown section of Lynn, first opened in early November of 2016.

[October 30 update: A new article from indicates that the White Rose Coffeehouse space might not be empty for long, as the building owner says that potential tenants looking at the storefront include those who might open a Vietnamese restaurant, a restaurant offering American cuisine, a pub, a coffee shop, a health food store, or a catering house, though no business names have been given for any of these proposed spots. If all goes as planned, a new business could be in the space by Christmas.]

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