, the Central Street business that has been in operation since 1995, announced Saturday morning in an email blast that it has closed for business.
Casteel is one of a handful of local businesses that shuttered after the New Year. .
"We apologize for the short notice and any inconveniences this may cause," read an email from Carol Harris, Casteel's owner. "We took many measures to avoid this alternative, to no avail."
"It is with a heavy heart that we make this difficult decision," Harris added.
The shop will host a liquidation sale at a later date to sell off store items. Harris said in the email that the sale will not include coffee beans.
Casteel was an active member of the Evanston community and routinely donated to local causes and sponsored events such as the 80th Anniversary of Evanston Boy Scout Troop 16, according to its website.