As reported in the KC Star yesterday:
Folgers Coffee has said it will vacate its factory in downtown Kansas City by next year. Danny O’Neill, founder of the Roasterie, plans to make a bid for the buildings and would move his coffee operations into part of them.
Fast-forward to last week. O’Neill returned from a buying trip to Costa Rica and found an estimate for an expansion and renovation at the current Roasterie site at 1204 W. 27th St. that topped $3.2 million. He didn’t expect it to be that much. Then he heard the Folgers price tag was now $4.8 million. He didn’t expect it to be so low.