The Green Bean Coffeehouse, which was destroyed in the Oct. 23 arson, will start construction on Monday at their new space at the old McDonald’s building on Greenwood Avenue. That’s across the street from the Greenwood Sip & Ship, where the Green Bean temporarily set up shop a few months ago.
Summer Mohrlang, manager of the Green Bean, tells us the new Green Bean should be up and running around the first part of summer.
We’ll be using an all volunteer workforce so anyone interested in helping out will be welcomed. Our foreman, John Eidson will be overseeing the efforts. He loves working with volunteers and will assign tasks based on each person’s ability level. So whether folks have years of construction experience or just want to lend a hand sweeping up debris we can use them! We really hope that this can be a community effort to transform a vacant space into a warm and cozy center of community. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign themselves up by clicking here.
And…we are in need of a licensed plumber willing to donate a little bit of time to this job. If any are out there I’d love to hear from them (firstname.lastname@example.org).