Dreamers to close

Dreamers Coffeehouse & Deli, which faced down and defeated a Starbucks just a block away, will nevertheless close on Nov. 15. Dreamers outlasted Starbucks by more than a year; the Starbucks closed in July 2008.

The popular cafe, which was watched as an indication of locals versus chains (“Grinding competition,” News, July 12, 2007) was finally beaten by the long recession.