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After nearly 15 years in business, Blue Max Coffee closed last week, with owner Terry Griffin saying he has “been dealing with a potential buyer for the business.”

A post on the coffee shop’s Instagram page on May 19 said, “Due to many technical difficulties, Blue Max will be going through some changes. We will be closed for a while due [to] repairs.”

Blue Max opened at 26 Lathrop Ave. in 2005, and Griffin bought the business in September 2008. It was known for its coffee, scones and breakfast dishes.

Melissa Elsmo