Joe2Go to Serve Coffee and Baked Goods to Padnos Travelers
Travelers at the Padnos Transportation Center can get a hot cup of coffee and baked breakfast treats under a new service agreement between MAX Transit and the local café, Joe2Go.
The agreement, approved and signed by the MAX Board of Directors at its monthly meeting on Oct. 22, allows Joe2Go owner Lisa Homik to sell her goods in the main lobby to Amtrak, Indian Trails, and MAX customers who frequent the busy intermodal center.
“We actively sought out a local coffee shop to propose this business opportunity in response to customer requests,” said Sherri Cadeaux, MAX marketing and customer service manager. “MAX is not in the food and beverage industry, and it made sense to partner with a local vendor who could provide this amenity and convenience for Amtrak, Indian Trails and MAX passengers.”
MAX had looked into getting a coffee and hot cocoa vending machine placed in the lobby, but no vendor was willing to install a machine without guaranteed high use due to the daily cleaning that is required. The transit system had asked another coffee shop if it was interested, but the owner declined citing limited staffing and uncertain profits.
The agreement allows Joe2Go to occupy space in the main Padnos Center lobby to sell coffee and baked goods from 7-9 a.m. on Fridays, often the busiest days for travel, with the possibility of expanded hours if there’s a demand.