Coffee shop closes in Owasso, relocating due to pandemic

OWASSO, Okla. — As COVID numbers rise, a lot of local businesses are adapting to new challenges during the pandemic.

An Owasso coffee shop is relocating so they can stay open. Drip says they’re known for being a destination place, where people come to sit and enjoy some food or drinks, so the pandemic’s been challenging.

They don’t have a drive-thru and picking up during curbside has been challenging because of the tight space in their parking lot.

They’ve decided to close both their locations in Tahlequah and Owasso, and open at one location in Claremore. This new location is by the turnpike and it does have a drive-thru.

They’re hoping to bounce back, as the pandemic drags on. They hope to reopen at their new location in a week or two, possibly as early as Friday.

Below is a statement Drip Owasso released on Facebook announcing their closure.

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that tomorrow will be Drip’s final day in Owasso. We will sorely miss the many faces and regulars that called Drip home. Why are we closing? The easy answer is the pandemic and not having a drive thru or an easy way to do curbside because the parking lot can often be so filled. From the beginning the number one complaint we heard from you was the problem with parking and we tried our best to deal with that but at the end of the day we could not make it convenient enough for many of you. Weekends were packed and busy but the rest of the week not so much and now add on top of that the pandemic. The pandemic motivated and moved people to opt for drive thru coffee locations instead. We understand. We get it. What is our future? Well we are about to open a Claremore location which is about 2000 sq feet and with a drive thru. Also a big positive for us is that our remaining staff in Owasso will be following us there to work for us. They love their job and their craft making the world’s best coffee. Some of our staff members actually already live in Claremore. Everyone at Drip would like to thank the Owasso community for the years of positive support. Please continue to support the other wonderful businesses at 76 Main during these trying days. This part of town is already special and will continue to expand and grow as long as you continue to support them. We hope to see you once last time tomorrow and we also hope when you are in Claremore you visit our new location. No one is guaranteed success but by God’s grace we will thrive in Claremore and who knows perhaps we can come back to Owasso stronger and healthier. Thank you again.

—  Drip Owasso