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Caribou Coffee in Waukesha Staying Open; Other Stores Closing

A sign at the coffee shop near Brookfield/Wauwatosa border says the store is closing, and will join the store on Bluemound Road and Calhoun as well as other Caribou stores that will close.

Caribou Coffee stores in southeastern Wisconsin are closing by April 14, however, it appears the store in Waukesha will remain open.

However, the store on North Grandview Boulevard in Waukesha may get some changes when it becomes a Peet's Coffee and Tea

Meanwhile, two stores in Brookfield, at 17335 W. Blue Mound Road and 12455 W. Capitol Drive at the border of Wauwatosa, will be closing as of noon on Sunday, April 14, according to store employees. 

One employee said that the Wauwatosa location along Highway 100 as well as one in Waukesha were remaining open, but would become Peet's Coffee and Tea. The chain was founded in 1966 in Berkeley, CA, and has mainly operated stores on the west coast.

The decision relates to a corporate acquisition of Caribou by Joh. A. Benckiser Group (JAB) in December 2012. The same company also acquired Peet's Coffee and Tea Inc., which happened in October 2012.

Employees began telling customers Saturday and Sunday about the impending closure. 

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