|My $.02 - for what it's worth.
||[Dec. 16th, 2004|10:04 pm]
|||||Okay, so the mood I list is sappy. So what?||]|
Okay, all. I hadn't weighed in for the community's opinion yet. This won't change anyone's mind, I'm sure, but it's a humble request from one of the familiar faces still around our coffee shop.
I keep hearing everyone saying "Mojo's was a community." I have to agree. Mojo's was the people, who showed up to see other people. I understand wanting to see other people. If people don't want to spend money there, fine. Don't want to support JW? Don't. But everyone who is refusing to go to Mojo's because it changed owners and they don't like the new one personally/due to business practices/etc, then the communtiy bit it through no fault of JW.
I'm still there. I've gotten used to JW and Trevor, and have gotten to know that they've had reasons for everything they've done. I still see people who are cool to talk to, and meet new people, and have great conversations every time I'm there for work, for play, for study, whatever.
You know what I want for Yule? People to give the "new Mojo's" a chance. Yes, it is a different look. Yes, it is a different atmosphere. Some of the prices are higher than <insert your new coffeehouse here>, some of them are lower, despite arguments to the contrary. I've checked a few of them out. There are new faces, all of whom are cool people. The changes have been made, they're staying, we have beer again, JW is making money, and tips are going back up for the baristas. So, since Mojo's is staying Mojo's and staying, maybe it's time for the community to pitch in again.
The people working these days are myself (Jazz), Annie, Matt (slomosexual), Caroline, Melissa, Summer, Suzanne, Nigel, Jennifer as a alternate, and yes, Trevor still has a couple shifts a week. Hope I didn't leave any of my awesome coworkers out. I'm working Friday Saturday night graves, 0100-0700, so if you want to try out the new Mojo's with a familiar face, come grab caffeine or water; I want to see everyone again. If not, well... I know not every Yuletide wish can come true.