Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse and Bistro has closed its doors and the company is now looking to sell the franchise eatery located on Route 27.
Rockn' Joe founder and CEO Kevin Brennan said the closing came as a surprise. He was unaware the failed to open last week.
Brennan added that he's been unable to reach franchise owner Kin Lee.
"I don't have a whole lot of details right now for Kendall Park, that's a franchise location and the owner has gone incommunicado," Brennan said in a message on Friday. "I made some phone calls and (Lee) basically didn't notify anyone, and he didn't open up, and he isn't returning any phone calls, so we're trying to figure out what's going on."
The coffeehouse opened in November 2008 offering a menu of sandwiches, soups and other items, along with desserts and coffee. Rockn' Joe also featured a variety of musical acts who performed at the location.
Brennan, who founded the original Rockn’ Joe nearly 20 years ago in Cranford, said the company is still figuring out details for what is to become of the site, and should have more information by the middle of this week.
"Obviously we're looking to do a sale on the location," he said.
Brennan asks that anyone who may be interested in purchasing the site contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.