Photo / Elio Yañez

After 17 years, the House of Brews Coffeehouse has closed.  A lunch spot for the nearby courthouse and a venue for artists, community events and students, owners Blanca and Frank Diaz thanked those who’ve supported them over the years.  “I’m going to take my time to decide what I’ll be doing next,” said Blanca Diaz.  Addressing the crowd who attended their last event Friday evening (Dec.29), Frank Diaz said they have had the pleasure of getting to know families and watching customers kids’ grow up and , “You guys supported us 110 percent and I appreciate everything you guys  did for us and I hope that anyone who steps up next and has a business gets to meet so many people and feels the same love that you gave us.”