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Owner confirms permanent closure of Citrus Heights coffee shop

Beanheads Coffee
Beanheads Coffee is located at the corner of San Juan Avenue and Sperry Drive, in Citrus Heights. // M. Hazlip

Sentinel staff report–
After being open just over a year, BeanHeads Coffee owner Tim Snipes confirmed in an email last week that his Citrus Heights location has permanently closed up shop.

BeanHeads Coffee opened its doors in August 2021 at 6001 San Juan Ave., with Snipes aspiring to make it the first craft coffee shop in Citrus Heights. Last month however, the doors were shut on several visits by Sentinel staff, and a few pieces of mail were observed beginning to collect inside the door.

At the time, Snipes said “not sure yet,” in response to a question as to whether the location had permanently closed, or if the closure was temporary. Although not listing reasons for the closure, business had been noticeably slow at the location.

Prior to opening last year, Snipes told The Sentinel that Citrus Heights was slated to be his first BeanHeads location, but he couldn’t pass on a Natomas opportunity when the previous owner retired and left a fully equipped coffee shop in a former Java City building. The Natomas location is believed to still be operating, at 717 Del Paso Road.

Snipes has been in the coffee business since 2006, and has operated a coffee kiosk business model in local hospitals.

The future of the now-vacant shop at San Juan Avenue and Sperry Drive is unknown. It was previously home to a Vietnamese restaurant.

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