Its grand re-opening has been pushed back several times, but the Green Bean Coffeehouse promises that they will definitely open at 7 a.m. Friday in their new location at 8533 Greenwood Ave. N.
In November, when the Green Bean opened its temporary location inside the Sip & Ship, they hosted a HUGELY successful ‘Green Bean Mugging’ where customers were invited to donate a mug to help rebuild their collection of quirky, mismatched mugs. The community response was unbelievable, with nearly 800 mugs donated. This time, the Green Bean will host a ‘Green Bean Canning’ in support of the Greenwood Food Bank. Donations of canned goods will help stock the shelves of the food bank’s new larger location at 9041 Greenwood Ave. North.
The Green Bean Coffeehouse, known not only as a great coffeehouse but also as a community center in the neighborhood, will have significantly more space in the new location including a separate meeting room available for private gatherings, community meetings, and classes. They plan to continue kids’ story time, open mic, live music, and anticipate a wide variety of volunteer-run classes and activities to take place in the new, expanded location. A schedule of events can be found at www.greenbeancoffee.org.
The Green Bean was one of four businesses destroyed in the Oct. 23, 2009, arson. They set up shop temporarily inside the Greenwood Sip & Ship, then signed a long-term lease for the old McDonald’s building. Delays in permitting and construction delayed their re-opening several times.
The Green Bean will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Green Bean will have a grand re-opening celebration on Friday, Aug. 13, in conjunction with the monthly Artwalk.