By DAVID BORAKS
After 9 1/2 years serving coffee and pastries in downtown Cornelius, Gabi Alberdi spent Thursday saying farewell and thank you to longtime customers, as she prepared to shut the doors for good at her Gabi’s Coffee Shoppe.
Alberdi has run the shop, on Jane Crump Way near the Food Lion, since 2011. Before that she ran Quixote Coffee a block away on South Main Street. But her landlord’s recent sale of the building and other changes in her life (she remarried and moved her family to a new home in January) have triggered the closing. Read the full story