Greg Young, owner of Youngo's, has closed down the tiny coffeeshop which defied economic odds for two years. Opened in 2004, Youngo's Cafe was located in Bramhall Square, on the end of Congress Street where the commercial properties meld into a row of apartment buildings. The location was in some ways dubious - parking was practically nonexistent - and it's always tough to make a go of a business based on hawking $2 cups of coffee. But Youngo's catered to a small crowd of dedicated neighborhood coffee consumers. It survived the theft of one of its outside benches and a fairly major interior overhaul but, in the end, succumbed to the realities of the bottom line.
During the last year, Greg brought in live music and offered small food items - soup, breakfast sandwiches, granola - to help bolster the monetary intake at Youngo's. Still, rumor is the shop just couldn't make enough money to justify the time and effort. Youngo's closed on Sunday, March 19. Bramhall java lovers, there are clouds in your coffee.