Stumptown Coffee Roasters will consolidate its Seattle operations later this month, when it closes its East Pine Street location.

“We’ll still have a pretty significant operation in Seattle,” said Stumptown marketing director Mallory Pilcher. “We’re just trying to condense the retail down to one store.”

Stumptown’s lease is up this month at 616 E. Pine St., and the coffee shop will serve its last shot of espresso on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Pilcher told the Capitol Hill Times it was a hard decision, but Stumptown plans to continue investing in its other Capitol Hill shop at 1115 12th Ave.

“If anything, we’re reinvesting in 12th,” Pilcher said.

Stumptown stopped roasting coffee beans at its 12th Avenue location last year, moving that side of its Seattle operation to the city’s industrial district. The lower half of the coffee shop was repurposed as a space for customers and training.

“So we still have a full production crew and delivery drivers that are heading out to accounts and delivering coffee and cold brew,” Pilcher said.

The decision to stop roasting in Capitol Hill was due to a lack of space for delivery drivers with the impending construction of a student housing tower by Seattle University, which is now underway at 12th and Madison.

Stumptown is working on interior designs to install additional seating downstairs at its 12th Avenue location and will update its training space. Outdoor patio seating is also being planned.

Employees from the Pine Street location also will be considered for open positions there, and everyone is being offered severance, according to Pilcher.

Customers fond of the Pine Street location can expect to receive a coffee card for a cup of Joe over on 12th.

“We just want to redirect people over to the other cafe, to let them know it’s not really close by, but still in the same hood,” Pilcher said.