Social media reacts to the closing of Cosi
Social media reactions to the closing of restaurant Cosi, formerly located on 301 W. Grand River Ave., has caused an uproar of disappointment and sadness in its once beloved customers.
The decision to close Cosi restaurant was based on its financial performance and market density, marketing coordinator of Cosi Devin Dourney said via email.
"It is never an easy decision to close a restaurant," Dourney said. "At this time, we do not have any plans to reopen this restaurant."
MSU alumna Amelia Ritter recalled memories of Cosi she had shared with family and friends.
"I only ate there a few times, but it's a staple on Grand River," Ritter said via Facebook. "It's where I said goodbye to my parents after they dropped me off my freshman year and it's where my roommate and I planned our senior spring break trip."
Like most who commented on the closing, Ritter said she was not pleased with how Cosi closed its doors.
"I was surprised to hear that it closed, and disappointed to read that they did not inform employees in a timely manner," Ritter said.
In light of the closing, the general manager of HopCat Justin Hamilton offered a helping hand after reading about the Cosi closing and workers unexpectedly losing their jobs.
"We'd be happy to interview anyone from Cosi looking for kitchen work," Hamilton said via Facebook.
"My coworkers and I are figuring Cosi might be filing for bankruptcy and liquidating their assets," former shift manager of Cosi Shelby VanderMel said via text message.
Cosi filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 28.