Akihabara Station will be undergoing some massive renovations in the area surrounding it. Unfortunately, this is affecting several establishments around the area, including the more famous and popular ones. One of them is the iconic AKB48 Cafe & Shop, which is right outside Akihabara Station itself. And because of those renovations, the staff have announced that they’re closing shop on 31 December 2019.

The staff are also shutting down their web services for the cafe as well. This includes “AKB48 Cafe & Shops Online” , as well as its Passport app, on the same day.

But there is still hope though, as the staff are considering to relocate the cafe. Unfortunately, they haven’t made that decision yet.

The AKB48 Cafe & Shop is just a 5-minute walk from the AKB48 Theater and can be seen as you exit Akihabara Station. Since its establishment in 2011, the cafe has sold million of yen worth of merchandise, as well as AKB48-themed food and beverages.

Source: AKB48 Cafe & Shop official blog