The Green Bean Coffee House had hoped to reopen inside the old McDonald’s building at 8533 Greenwood Ave. N. on Saturday, to coincide with the Greenwood Car Show. But Green Bean staff told me this morning that permitting delays mean they now plan to have their grand opening on July 10.
The building was painted green outside.
In the meantime, on Saturday the Green Bean will set up tables and chairs in the little plaza area next to what used to be the drive-thru. They’ll serve coffee and pastries to car show visitors, and a face painter will be there.
The inside of the building is still under construction, with new turquoise paint on the side wall.
The new wooden front counter is designed to look like the counter in the original location.
Local artist Nicole Stremlow-Monahan, who owns the newly opened Art on the Ridge at 8005 Greenwood Ave. N., will be painting a mural outside.
After having its original location destroyed by an arsonist last October, the Green Bean set up temporary shop inside the Greenwood Sip & Ship. Two weeks ago, they were dealt another blow when their contractor had his truck and all his tools stolen while he was working inside the coffee shop.
Then this morning, another theft. They had placed their huge three-compartment metal sink just outside the back door for cleaning. Moments later, it was gone. They put the word out to neighboring businesses, and someone soon found it behind the Baranof Restaurant, just a few doors down.
They don’t know who stole it, but Green Bean Operations Manager Emily Davis said it took four people to lift the sink to bring it back.