MOXI News RSS en 120 MOXI Junction Coffeehouse in Maize A Special Place to Eat, Work Joanna Kilgore was desperate to find a job for her 27-year-old son Laren, who is autistic.

When Laren was a high schooler, Maize High kept him – and other special needs students – busy. But after graduation, they struggled to find work.

“The world isn’t quite as supportive,” Kilgore…

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:37:00 -0500
MOXI Junction Preparing For July 28 Opening Preparations for the July 28 opening of MOXI Junction are percolating right along.

On Friday, July 18, owner Joanna Kilgore, employees and friends were busy making menu boards, painting chairs, and training behind the counter.

Pat Leon introduced the kitchen and its equipment to Abigail…

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:20:00 -0500
MOXI Junction uses Kickstarter for final financial push before opening in Maize The new Maize coffeehouse MOXI Junction has a building now, but its kitchen is empty, so Joanna Kilgore has begun a Kickstarter campaign to…

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:30:00 -0500
MOXI Junction Launches Kickstarter Campaign MOXI Junction needs a little help getting over the final hill.

Namely, the kitchen, a $60,000 project.

So the owners of the soon-to-be-opened Maize coffeehouse have started a Kickstarter campaign to close the gap. Kickstarter funds a variety of projects, provided the “creators” raise…

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0500
MOXI Junction to open mid-July MOXI Junction is almost done.

The inside is complete “except for tiny things” and landscaping is in the works, said Joanna Kilgore, one of the venture’s partners. The last piece of the puzzle that still needs to fall into place is the kitchen.

“It looks awesome,” Kilgore said. “We’re…

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Need and Opportunity meet at MOXI Junction For Joanna Kilgore and her two partners, necessity and opportunity converged at a place in Maize called MOXI Junction, a place where they’re building a business and a place for their special needs children to work.

Located on the northwest corner of Khedive Street and Central Avenue, MOXI…

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:51:00 -0500
Coffee With A Special Purpose A dream is finally becoming a reality for mothers Joanna Kilgore, Pat Leon, Scarlett Tully and Kate Scheer.

MOXI Junction is a coffee shop that will open soon in Maize. But it’s not the average coffee shop. MOXI stands for Mothers of Exceptional…

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500
MOXI Junction coffeehouse to open in Maize

About a dozen years ago, three Maize-area mothers with special needs kids started getting together to “laugh about and cry about” their problems, says Joanna Kilgore – one of those moms.

She says they got “used to having awesome support and awesome…

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:51:00 -0500
Moms Create Homes for Special Needs Kids For many years, a retired gentleman known simply as "Bob" would wave every day to Maize School District students who went by his home on their way to school. Most people knew little about Bob, other than the fact they knew they could count on him being there for the young bus riders. Bob died several…

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:11:00 -0500