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Boca Mocha Coffee and Cafe coming to old Rendezvous Coffee location

Signs have gone up, and work is apparently underway to convert the former Rendezvous Coffee location in dowtown Springfield, Missouri, to a new coffee shop and cafe called Boca Mocha Coffee and Cafe.

We reported back in June 2010 that Rendezvous Coffee had closed, and that location at 320 Park Central West in downtown Springfield, formerly the Randy Bacon studio, has been empty and for lease since then.  In recent days, paper has covered the windows, and a logo and sign for Boca Mocha Coffee & Cafe has appeared on one window along with a “Coming Soon” on the othere window.

A search on the Web shows that a Facebook account and separate Facebook page have appeared, and a Facebook entry reveals that the new business is a product of the efforts of Michael Trimble, Rachel Trimble, Timothy Kelly and Jessica Owens-Kelly. Also found online is an initial blog post by their interior designer Sharon Taylor. Taylor has posted photos of the current interior with the old Rendezvous look and says she’s worked hard to change the feel of what she calls the “1980s Pizza Hut-looking space”. Since then, Taylor has updated her blog a few times with ideas and thought processes as she attempts to rework the space.

Keep your eyes on 320 Park Central West, and we will give you more information when we get it.