It appears that the Caffino coffee chain of drive-through coffee stands may be in trouble: Its longtime Napa kiosk, in Bel Aire Plaza, is empty and bears an eviction notice from Napa County Sheriff John Robertson assigning all remaining property to the landlord.
The phone number for the drive-through rings without an answer, while the numbers for Caffino kiosks in American Canyon and Davis have been disconnected or are no longer in service, according to recorded messages.
The corporate website for the Caffino chain, which at its peak had more than two dozen coffee bars — most of them franchises — "expired on 09/09/2012 and is pending renewal or deletion," according to Network Solutions.
The eviction notice on the Napa kiosk is dated last Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
Update: A Facebook user posted on the Napa Patch page Monday night that the Caffino in Vallejo had been open Monday morning.
According to an archived version of the Caffino.com website, coffee bar franchise fees started at $25,000 for the first outlet, $15,000 for a second with the same owner and $10,000 for a third and all subsequent franchises.
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