BIZNOTE: Mocha Mojo moves in Roxbury Auto Parts red-tag domino effect

South-end coffee fans might have noticed drive-up espresso outlet Mocha Mojo in a new spot today. It was moved by crane Saturday afternoon from its longtime spot on the east side of the Roxbury Auto Parts lot, and now it’s a short distance west, at the 30th/Roxbury 76 station. We’re working on a separate story about the shutdown of the auto-parts store – red-tagged by King County for structural trouble involving its back wall, according to the county website – but in the short run, we’re mentioning the MM move, which in turn has put the Thai-U-Up food truck on the other side of the 76 lot:

(Thai-U-Up, by the way, now has a second West Seattle dinner spot some nights – its other truck has been parking on the west side of 35th SW just north of Morgan – its Twitter feed shows where it’s ope and when.)

12 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Mocha Mojo moves in Roxbury Auto Parts red-tag domino effect"

  • Coffeedude October 7, 2018 (8:10 pm)

    When did the redtag happen?

    • WSB October 7, 2018 (10:05 pm)

      The actual tag on the building is dated 9/28; the notation in the county’s online files is dated 10/1.

  • Wild One October 7, 2018 (11:25 pm)

    That’s and unfortunate loss. Roxbury Auto was a great place with knowledgeable, kind, and helpful people.

  • Sunuva October 8, 2018 (7:47 am)

    Bummer to hear about the Roxbury Auto Parts, but I’m happy Mocha Mojo was able to find a new home. It’s the last reasonably priced coffee one can find around Seattle.

  • Alex October 8, 2018 (9:47 am)

    Oh no, another service oriented small business in trouble. Lots of places dismiss DIYers – not this one. Hope they can overcome the building issue

  • dsa October 8, 2018 (10:03 am)

    I hope they overcome this issue. Roxbury is my go to first place. You won’t find a manager with a better attitude for service than Bill.

  • Maria October 8, 2018 (11:31 am)

    Boy that is an awkward headline.
    Thanks for the heads up about the new Thai U Up food truck that is closer to us.

    • WSB October 8, 2018 (12:09 pm)

      Best I could do, sorry. Ideally I would have been able to report on the Roxbury Auto Parts situation first but it required more fact-finding; we’ve since talked to the owner and are working to get county comment. – TR

  • Morgan Engle October 8, 2018 (12:15 pm)

    wait, what is a red tag?

    • WSB October 8, 2018 (12:19 pm)

      Building deemed “unsafe to occupy.”

  • Jonathan Sutter October 8, 2018 (6:30 pm)

    To essentially put a great business out of business by calous Ret Tag the whole building while just a small portion of the structure which the public is not allowed to enter is the essence of bureaucratic idiocy.
    Bill and Kathy have helped so many people in trouble with their cars for decades. The treatment by King County or the City of Seattle whoever applied the Red Tag is so blatantly mean.
    King County caused the problem by allowing their contractor for recent road work to park and travel heavy machinery behind the Roxbury Auto parts Building.
    Shame on the county.

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