If you’ve ambled by the site of the former Coffee Bean Café at 238 Lewis St. S., you’ve no doubt seen some life there as of late.
That’s because Ruben Martinez, who recently moved back from Boston, bought the building about a month ago and is fixing it up with plans for local businesses to move in.
“This is new – out of my area,” the IT security consultant said about purchasing, renovating and leasing the building. “I grew up here, though, so it’s fun investing in Shakopee.”
There’s space for four separate businesses in the building and so far, he has two takers – for the former Coffee Bean space and for one of the spaces directly across from the .
He said a couple is planning to open a restaurant offering traditional, authentic Mexican food in the corner space and that they are currently working on the menu.
Adjacent to the restaurant will be a store dedicated to soccer, run by people he said are involved with Shakopee soccer leagues.
“They are really into it and plan to have more stuff for soccer than you might find at a regular sports store,” he said.
Martinez said both businesses could be open within the next month.
Two more spaces in the building are available for tenants – one formerly was a photography business, he said. For more information on the space, email Martinez at Martinez@me.com.