The Northside will get its first Crazy Mocha this October, if renovations on its new building on the corner of North Avenue and Federal Street go well, said the coffee store’s owner Ken Zeff.
He said that having the new Carnegie Library and new housing developments on Federal Street would help not only Crazy Mocha’s business, but also future development in the area.
Construction on the new store started in the middle of July, and the building needs a lot of work –including new windows and roof, brick pointing, painting, bathrooms, electricity, plumbing and a new floor.
Two to three weeks before opening, Zeff said they will put a sign in the window to let the neighborhood know the coffee shop is hiring.
The first Crazy Mocha opened on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside in 2000, and the Northside location will be its 25th location, Zeff said.