Java To go

Java to Go has now become Joe’z

(photo courtesy our loyal reader Sydney)

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Eudora once again will be able to get coffee from the comfort of their vehicle.

Joe’z will open up in the drive through business located in the parking lot of Gene’s Heartland Foods at 14th and Church Street.  The space was opened up in 2011 as Java To Go and closed in April 2012.

John Rooney, owner of Joe’z is looking forward to opening up sometime in the next week.

“We’ve got everything ready to go, we are just waiting on getting our credit card machines up and running and then we will be open.”

Rooney says that the shop will be open seven days a week from 5:00 AM to 3:00PM.

Offerings of the shop will be similar to what Java to Go offered.

“While I’m not exactly sure of the exact brands that they offered previously, we will have mocha’s, latte’s, tea, smoothie’s and of course, coffee.

One previous offering of Java to Go that will be on hold for a while is shaved ice.

“We do plan on doing that next summer, but right now, we are concentrating on getting the coffee side going,” Rooney said.

Rooney, who also owns the Jamaican Tan located at 15th and Wakarusa in Lawrence, is already thinking about a third business.

“I’m hoping to go on to a third business in a month or two,” Rooney said. “Presuming everything works out with the coffee shop, I plan to start looking for my next venture.”

Rooney would not identify if it would be in Eudora, Lawrence or another city.

“Once I get to looking, I see what I can find that’s available and go from there.”



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One thing holds true with all cities: Businesses open and businesses close.  In the last month, three businesses in the City of Eudora have or are about to shut their doors for the final time.

Past and Present Treasures at  729 Main Street downtown closed up a few weeks ago.  Kim and Jerry Hunter are moving their shop to 207 W. Dennis Ave. in Olathe.  The Hunters will be located at an established business, A Place in Time Antiques and Flea Market.

“We enjoyed meeting and getting to know the wonderful people that have are not only been our customers but turned out to become friends that reside in Eudora and surrounding communities,” Kim Hunter said. “I would like to thank our customers for their support and that we will miss seeing them on a regular basis.  Without them, we would not have been as successful as we were this last year we were in Eudora. ”

The Hunters expect to have their section of the store in Olathe fully ready to go by May 1.

Also closing up shop is The Filling Station which was located just up and across from past and Present Treasures on Main Street next door to Cami’s Cake Company.

Anita Mitts, owner of the story recently posted the following on her shop’s Facebook Page:

“Due to changes in our personal and professional lives our family business will end. We have truly enjoyed sharing in the joy and happiness of this community and wish you all the best.”

The last day of operation for the The Filing Station was April 7th.

The third business to close down is Java to Go located in the C & S Market parking lot at 14th and Church Street. Co-Owner Erica Ganson told us the decision to close was based upon income.

“I got a job offer the gives me more income and a little more stability,” Ganson said. “I couldn’t pass it up.”

Ganson added that the clientele for the drive through coffee shop was building steadily, but that the income was just not substantial enough to continue operations.

Java to Go will shut the drive through coffee shop at close of business on Friday morning at 9:30.

Editor’s Note: As a side note, we have received word from the owners of Rebel Roxie Rose that several people have reported to them they thought Rebel Roxie Rose closed up.  Sandy Clark, one of the owners, wanted us to assure readers that they are in fact open and should not be confused with The Filling Station.  Rebel Roxie Rose is located at 101 W. 10th Street in the location previously occupied by Byrne’s Pharmacy.  Rebel Roxie Rose is one of the many fine sponsors of


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Java to Go is now open for business.  According to owner Erica Spurling, they will start serving Tropical Sno Shaved Ice from 3:00PM – 8:00PM Sunday through Thursday and 1:00PM – 9:00PM Friday and Saturday nights.

The coffee portion of Eudora’s newest business will start on Monday.  Java to Go will open at 5:30AM on weekdays and 7:00AM on Saturdays so you can grab a cup on your way in the AM.

Considering the high temperatures of late, we think Spurling may have picked the best time to open up with shaved ice.


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Eudora will soon have another alternative for coffee in the morning. Java to Go will be located in the parking lot of C & S Market at 14th and Church Street.

Erica Spurling is the owner of the new venture and hopes to be open in the next few weeks.

“I’m planning on offering coffee, latte and smoothies.” Spurling said. “And during the summer evenings we will have Tropical Sno shaved ice.”

While the exact hours of operation are yet to determined, Spurling stated that she plans on being open early enough so that the early morning commuters will be able to grab a cup on the way out of town.

The grand opening date will depend on when all the inspections are completed.