WICHITA — The new Maize coffeehouse MOXI Junction has a building now, but its kitchen is empty, so Joanna Kilgore has begun a Kickstarter campaign to finance it.
"We were doing really well, and then my funding collapsed," she says. "I had a verbal, 'Yes,' that turned into a, 'No.'"
In October, Have You Heard? reported that Kilgore and some Maize-area friends, including two other mothers of special-needs children, are opening the business as a place for their kids to work. The coffeehouse also will have a bakery and art gallery.
MOXI, which stands for Mothers of Exceptional Individuals, will be at the northwest corner of Park and Central in Maize.
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"I'm paying for 99 percent myself," Kilgore says.
She says a farm bank has been helping her.
"They would much rather give to farms than speciality coffee. It makes more sense to them."