New Zealand-based Mojo Coffee has announced the summer 2019 opening of two new cafes. These new outposts will join two Mojo Coffee locations already open in Chicago—site of their 2017 expansion into North America—and over 40 worldwide. Located at 33 N. LaSalle Street and 330 N. Wabash Avenue, this growth furthers Mojo’s mission of elevating hospitality in central business districts.
The John Buck Company owns 33 N. LaSalle Street, while Transwestern handles the building’s leasing. Beacon Capital Partners owns 330 N. Wabash Avenue while Cushman & Wakefield leases the property, also known as AMA Plaza.
“Excellent coffee and Mojo’s food menu are our vehicles for delivering a higher but relaxed level of hospitality to the work week,” said Steve Gianoutsos, CEO and founder. “With the opening of additional cafes in Chicago, people will have greater access to our signature drink, the flat-white, made-to-order food and a comfortable space to meet colleagues or catch up with friends. It’s a great way to experience a bit of New Zealand without the long flight.”
The opening of the cafe at 330 N. Wabash brings with it the special distinction of being the first Mojo within a historical landmark. “I’m passionate about architecture and design that is complementary to the café’s surroundings, or in this case, the city. It’s part of what signals to our guests that they are at Mojo. To have a cafe within a building designed by Mies van der Rohe, especially in Chicago, is beyond exciting and truly an honor,” said Gianoutsos.