One local business recently expanded into three as MoJoe's Coffee added two new extensions to their current business, offering much more to the Neosho community.

One local business recently expanded into three as MoJoe's Coffee added two new extensions to their current business, offering much more to the Neosho community.
MoJoe's Market & Tea + Bakery were welcomed as new members of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m. on Wednesday with an official ribbon cutting. Many local businesses representatives and residents turned out for the event.
"Thank you for coming out," owner Diane Kunkel told those present. "It's nice to see this many people here. It's been quite a process and it's been a family thing. It's been a blast. We feel like we have some of the best in Neosho."
Kunkel, along with her daughter, Shelly Bales and niece Becky Cullum, owns and operates the three MoJoe's businesses. The first of the trio, MoJoe's Coffee opened in August 2016 and won an award from the Chamber for the most improved business location in 2016.  The two business extensions both opened in early November.
"We wanted to have something different, so (people) don't always have to go outside of Neosho to shop," Kunkel said, explaining some of the reason behind the recent expansion. As she spoke about the two new additions to the MoJoe's family, Kunkel said about the Market, "We tried to get a wide variety of things to have for shoppers and we have a lot of local vendors. We have a lady in Neosho who makes soap."
Other local vendors with products carried in the market include Little Stone Cottage, Carthage, Sisters Soups, Clever, Das Jams, Fairview, and Simply Black and White, Monett.
"The tea thing is really new for our area," Kunkel said about the tea and bakery. "There are a few tea rooms if you go to Northwest Arkansas but none in Joplin or anywhere close. We're a little ahead of our time."
In the MoJoe's Market, shoppers will find a large assortment of kitchen utensils, cookware, and accessories. Many Christmas items are now in stock as well. Coffee blends, teas, jams, and other edibles are also available.
The tea + bakery offers both hot and cold teas, fresh baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. "Our sandwiches here are different than the ones offered at MoJoe's Coffee," Kunkel stated.
Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lauri Lyerla welcomed the sizable crowd. "I want to thank you all for coming out. It's a testament to this family and these businesses that so many are on hand today."
The tea room, furnished in a cozy, country style, can also be rented out for special occasions. Future plans may include some mother/daughter tea events or possibly some cooking lessons.
The MoJoe's Bakery & Tea + Bakery is open from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
MoJoe's Coffee is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Saturday. Their hours on Thursday and Friday are 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
"We are beyond thankful for our hometown community, everyone who showed up for our Ribbon Cutting, and for the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce who helped welcome our new business extensions of MoJoe's to the community," Kunkel said, "We hope MoJoe's Market & MoJoe's Tea+Bakery can help serve Neosho for years to come.Thanks again, Neosho!"
MoJoe's Market & Tea + Bakery is located at 925 South Neosho Boulevard, next door to MoJoe's Coffee at 929 South Neosho Boulevard.