Ventura's Vagabond Coffee Shop closing after 52 years

Friday, December 28, 2018

VENTURA, Calif. -- The Vagabond Coffee Shop is closing its doors after 52 years.

The comfort food restaurant has been a meeting place for many Ventura locals.

The Vagabond Coffee Shop occupies the restaurant space in the Vagabond Inn.

The current owner, Jolene McBee, decided to retire instead of signing a new lease on the space.

She has owned the restaurant since 1985.

The company that owns the Vagabond Inn decided to close for renovations and emerge with a new restaurant.

Many of the staff have worked at the Vagabond for decades.

In a letter McBee encouraged her customers to give the new restaurant a try.

The Vagabond will serve its last meal on Jan. 1.