Greenberry's Coffee Co., located on the first floor of Newman Library, has closed down for good.
"My understanding is that they were making a profit, but they didn't meet their projections," said Laura Purcell, communications coordinator for the library.
The shop opened in November 2011 and signed a five-year contract with the library, but broke it earlier in July. Greenberry's gave the library 24 hours notice before shutting down.
Greenberry's was not affiliated with Dining Services, which declined expanding to that place when it was originally vacant. It did not accept Dining Dollars or Flex Dollars, although it did except Hokie Passport.
On average, the coffee was more expensive there than at other locations on campus and around Blacksburg. A small coffee was $1.85, compared to $1.70 at Au Bon Pain, which does accept meal plan money, and $1.50 at Starbucks.
It took the library about a year to get Greenberry's established as a tenant. The process includes a university required bidding process and other legal steps, according to Purcell.
She said the library hopes to find a new tenant in a shorter amount of time, although the emphasis is on finding a good fit.