Crying in my 3CUPS

Feb 17, 2013

Before this post, this blog included 23 mentions of 3CUPS, the Chapel Hill coffee-tea-wine shop. It was a special place, where we gathered for BlogTogether meetups (even though the shop never offered wifi), the idea for ScienceOnline was hatched, our inaugural Long Table dinner was held, and I returned often to enjoy a pot of keemun mao feng and chocolate croissants and to write in my personal journal.

Last night, at dinner with friends Perri and Carter and Jeff and Allison, I learned that 3CUPS closed earlier this month. I was devastated, disappointed for Lex and his investors and employees, sad for the loss of a place that was so welcoming to readers and writers and conversationalists and gourmands and anyone who wanted to linger over a delicious cup and something tasty.

I will miss 3CUPS very much.

Anton Zuiker

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