Hodgepodge Coffeehouse on Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta is closing temporarily for the “next few days” to repair damage caused by a car crashing through the window of the shop’s living room in February and update the plumbing to the espresso machine.
Pending any weather delays, Hodgepodge should reopen by the weekend
On February 3, a woman traveling northbound on Moreland says she swerved into the parking lot at Hodgepodge to avoid hitting another car. She then lost control, hitting the window and small brick wall facing the parking lot. The front portion of the car entered the shop’s lounge. A few hours prior to the accident, artist Kayleen Scott had been working on Hodgepodge’s new front mural just to the right of the window.
The popular East Atlanta coffee shop, owned by Krystle Rodriguez, also serves as a gallery featuring local artists inside and on the exterior of the building.
Rodriguez is opening a “Hodgepodge express” a little over a mile up the road at 1 Moreland Avenue in Reynoldstown for grab-and-go coffee and food. That shop should open this month. A third Hodgepodge location opens in Summerhill on Hank Aaron Drive in 2021.
Update, April 8, 4 p.m.: This story was updated to reflect new information regarding the reopening, repairs, and the openings of Reynoldstown and Summerhill.