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Green Bean reopens with a ‘mugging’ Saturday

The Green Bean Coffeehouse is reopening in a temporary location this Saturday, thanks to an offer from the owners of Sip & Ship to take over the coffee operation at their business at 8560 Greenwood Ave N.

After the fire, Sip & Ship owners Steven and Diana Naramore made the generous offer. They’ve worked out the details and the grand re-opening “Mugging” is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on the 14th. The Green Bean explains a “Mugging” thusly:

What’s a Green Bean Mugging you ask?  This is your chance to share a bit of yourself and to help us get back on our feet.  On Saturday, bring in a mug from home, have a cup of coffee and then leave it in the dish bin as you go to help us rebuild our collection of quirky, lovely mugs!

Of the other businesses destroyed by the Oct. 23 arson fire, Pho Tic Tac is the only one that does have another location currently in business. You can find them at 14515 Aurora Ave. N.

PhinneyWood reader Sally talked the owners the other day and she said, “they are somewhat concerned that many of their regulars don’t know they have a place on 145th… Yet, I think they feel so fortunate that they have this place, unlike their neighbors on 85th” who lost everything.

Also, Summer Mohrlang, manager of the Green Bean, notes there are several opportunities for people to give to the Greenwood Fire Relief Fund besides donations at Chase Bank, including:

  • The Q Café, 3223 15th Ave. W, in Interbay, is going to donate 10 percent of their sales in January to the Green Bean.
  • Karma by the Cup (333 NW 85th St.) is donating 5 percent of their profits this quarter to the Greenwood Fire Relief Fund.  
  • Taproot Theatre is planning to do Dec. 4 and 5 readings of John Longenbaugh’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol” which was originally scheduled for this holiday season.  It will be pay as you can and the proceeds will go to the Fire Relief Fund.