The Bridge has a story about the effect E Lake St construction is having on local businesses. Some, apparently, are doing fine, while others are feeling more pain, including the Blue Moon:
Mixed emotions on East Lake Street
On the corner of 38th Avenue South and East Lake Street, postcards depict the demolition surrounding the Blue Moon Coffee CafÃ©. â€œCome see our exhibit of road construction equipment!,â€ they say, among other humorous invitations that make light of the construction that has taken a toll on business. For the first time in 13 years, the Blue Moon started losing thousands of dollars last spring, after the western segment construction began nearby, said owner Lisa Berg.
By June, sales were down as much as 30â€“40 percent. Although Berg is trying to stay optimistic, â€œToday, Iâ€™m not feeling positive about it,â€ she said, sitting on a bench in the sun-filled cafÃ©. â€œIâ€™m trying to think of the business as dormant.â€
From what I gather, the convenience factors comes into play when it comes to coffee more than trips to the vet.
So, if you have a chance, give Blue Moon some love. It’s a great coffee shop, and the lines shouldn’t be pretty quick.