After months of speculation about the coffee shop at Carriage City Plaza, a "Coming Soon" sign appeared with Mr. G's Coffee in the last few days. Only assorted city permits for plumbing, interior work, etc., adorned the Irving Street storefront in recent months, with some renovations evident. From the sidewalk, it looks like a counter is being built along the right side of the interior.
When the space will be occupied probably depends on one's definition of "coming soon." (Is it a "coming soon" like KC Jazz Cafe?) Either way, it looks hopeful since there's also a sign advertising for employees and wait staff. And when it rains it pours: I'll post tomorrow about details of the chai place that reader Realist mentioned a few weeks back.
The site plan for Carriage City Plaza indicates two more tenants for spaces for the corner of Lewis and Irving streets. Judging by that plan, the Mr. G's space looks to be at least 1,000 square feet.