~ originally published in the Journal of Business on Oct. 6, 2011 ~
A Spokane couple has bought the assets of coffee-stand operation Grind Finale and will begin doing business later this month as Spocoffee LLC, co-owner Paisha Johnson says.
The stand, located in the parking lot of Momentum Physical Therapy & Industrial Rehab, at 5305 1/2 E. Trent, has been in business for eight years, Johnson says.
Johnson and her husband, Aaron, bought the business assets from former owner Ed Ardis in September. They decided to go into business together after Aaron Johnson injured himself at his former job as a commercial diver. The coffee stand’s manager is the only other employee, Johnson says.
The Johnsons plan to do some remodeling and landscaping around the 500-square-foot leased space, as well as change the business signs and update the coffee stand. In addition to selling traditional coffee items, they have expanded the menu to include fruit smoothies, fresh fruit, bottled water, and whole wheat wraps.
The Johnsons plan to open another Spocoffee stand in Deer Park in the future, Johnson says.