Winter Park restaurant The Coop announces they're closing permanently this week

Their last day open will be Sunday — remember when they used to be closed on Sunday?

click to enlarge The Coop in Winter Park is closing after almost a decade of chicken excellence - Photo via the Coop/Facebook
Photo via the Coop/Facebook
The Coop in Winter Park is closing after almost a decade of chicken excellence
Famed Winter Park fried chicken destination The Coop is closing its doors at the end of this week.

The restaurant will close on Sunday, July 16, after nearly a decade on Morse Boulevard serving up high-quality Southern comestibles — not just fried chicken but sweet tea, shrimp and grits, coconut cake and more — to the denizens of Winter Park.

Owner John Rivers broke the bad news Monday morning on social media with an emotional post.
It's with a grateful heart for the opportunity to have served so many wonderful families at the Coop these last 9 & 1/2 years that we share that our time at our Winter Park home is coming to an end on Sunday, July 16th.

A testament to the vibrancy of the Winter Park market, current market rates are unfortunately well beyond what our little business can justify in renewing the lease.
Rivers revealed the tiniest shred of a silver lining by promising "The Coop brand will continue in the many venues it’s currently served throughout Orlando; and who knows, perhaps God will lead us to other restaurant location in the future."

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