SAN ANGELO, TX – Stango's Coffee Shop announced Saturday that it will be closed starting May 1.
Steve Stango and his crew moved into 221 S. Chadbourne St. 9 years ago and has brought tons of memories to citizens and tourists in downtown San Angelo. Unfortunately due to losses during the pandemic Stango has decided to close down his coffee shop.
"The past year has been very challenging with the Covid pandemic, even though we have picked up over the last few month's, it will take another year or so to recover which right now I just can't do anymore," stated Stango on the Stango's Coffee Shop's Facebook. "I have seen many of my fellow businesses trying to keep their places open and wish them the best in the coming year and beyond."
Stango's Coffee Shop offered not only coffee but ice cream, sandwiches, and pizza. The building was known for it's enormous amount of vintage memorabilia that included signs from throughout the 1900s, pinball machines, an old school juke box, and their infamous fortune teller "Zoltar."
Stango's is open Wed. and Thursday 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. The last day they will be open will be May 1.
Stango's Coffee Shop has made San Angelo LIVE! a number of times throughout it's nine years.
In Dec. 2018, Stango's teamed up nextdoor ARock salon to bring Christmas cheer to those in need.
In Dec. 2019, a thief stole cash from the Coffee Shop. Stango's told the thief if he brought the money back that nothing would happen. The man brought the money back and Stango's kept their word. See: Stango's Coffee Shop Hopes Lesson was Learned After Thief Returns Cash
Following the first shutdown, Stango's participated in an event called Downtown Strong. This event was to help boost downtown's economy. Check out this video of Steve Stango during the event:
Stango's was also a place for the voice of the people. This was the spot where all the bar owners in the city gathered to protest the shutdown of bars. Following this protest, a number of bars were able to strategically open through TABC loopholes. See: Bar Owners Protest Being Forced to Go Broke
Stango's building is currently for sale for $625,000. The following is the description on the property listing: Popular downtown coffee shop and pizzeria. 8 years of successful business as a cafe' and 4 as a pizzeria. Stunning 20+' ceilings decorated in vintage decor. Seating for 92. a full bar, loaded commercial kitchen, and a loft area. In the back is a two-story 1bed/1.5 bath apartment with all the amenities, with an upstairs loft bedroom, and bathroom. To top it off, in the back is a charming patio with 2 rented covered parking spots. If you're looking for a turn-key business with rental opportunities, look no further, this is the investment for you! The only thing better than this deal is the pizza! Please contact Lauren Palmer at 325-234-9936 for showing appointments and questions.