Benz beverage center in San Francisco will close its doors, according to the company’s website.
The company announced in November that it would shutter its three retail locations in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.
The closure of the Benz outlets in San Mateo and Oakland was announced in December.
“The Benz Beverage Company is saddened and disappointed to announce that Benz will be closing its doors at the end of the year,” the company said in a statement.
“We wish all of the employees a speedy and safe transition to other opportunities.”
The company said it would be donating all profits from Benz’s remaining outlets to the nonprofit that helps homeless and low-income individuals find housing.
Benz is also expected to make a sale of its corporate offices in the Bay Area, including offices in San Diego, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz.
“Benz has been an incredible leader in the community for over 30 years and our focus now is to focus on our vision to make the Bay area our number one destination for outdoor beverages,” said Benz President and CEO John B. J. Sullivan.
“Our focus is on helping customers find the perfect beverage, with the latest in technology, and we look forward to expanding our existing brands and growing our existing retail operations in the area.”
Benz began operating in 2005 and had three retail stores in San Rafael, Oakland and San Jose.
In 2017, the company closed its flagship retail store in Oakland, which it had operated since 2003.
“For our first 30 years, we’ve been able to bring people together,” said Jody L. Miller, president and CEO of the San Francisco nonprofit Center for Community Partnerships.
“They came here and made friends.
We didn’t have to go through the motions of trying to recruit them into our organization.
They became part of it.
They helped us with their own personal growth and growth in their community.”