Philz Espresso Closes San Francisco Workplaces, Strikes HQ to Oakland

Philz Coffee company has closed its longtime headquarters in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood and moved its offices across the bay to Oakland.

In a statement, the company’s chief executive, Mahesh Sadarangani, said the company’s needs had changed over time.

“Dogpatch has been our home for many years, housing our corporate offices and a retail location,” Sadarangani said. “However, with nearly all our corporate team fully remote, the existing lease no longer aligned with our needs as a company.

“As a result, we have decided to close the Dogpatch location and move our corporate headquarters to our roasting facility” in Oakland, he said.

“We are offering all eligible retail team members positions at other nearby Philz locations, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of the community and having a strong presence in the Bay Area.”

The move, which also closes a cafe at the headquarters’ former Minnesota Street address, comes months after the San Francisco-born coffee chain shuttered its original location on 24th Street in the Mission District.

The chain traces its roots to a convenience store run by Phil Jaber, who opened the first eponymously named Philz on New Year’s Day 2003. It quickly grew into a retail phenomenon, expanding across the Bay Area, into several Southern California counties and half a dozen locations in Chicago, according to the company’s website.

The company ended a six-year stint in Washington, D.C., in early 2023 due to “changing market conditions,” per Eater DC.

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