ECHO PARK — Chango Coffee, one of the neighborhood’s first coffee houses, is up for sale.
The asking price for the approximately 1,000-square-foot cafe was not disclosed but a buyer would assume the remaining lease with an option to extend, according to the listing on LoopNet.com.
Jenna Turner, who took over Chango four years ago in partnership with Marc Gallucci, said business remains strong at the cafe, which anchors the southwest corner of Echo Park and Delta avenues. But Turner, who also owns and Habitat Coffee in Glassell Park, and Gallucci, who operates Fix Coffee a few blocks north in Elysian Heights, said they want to cash out and “reap the reward of our hard work,” she said. “We really turned that business around.””
Since the original owners opened Chango more than a decade ago, Echo Park’s coffee house and cafe scene has expanded dramatically. Still, there appears to be enough coffee drinkers to go around, and business has not suffered because of the competition, Turner said.
“Everybody is different. Everybody has specific tastes, Turner said. “We all sell different coffees. It gives people a lot of opportunities to choose.”
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