Mother-daughter team Penny and Micki Agar have run the small coffee cafe Mocha Moose in Larsmont since 2013. Penny is ready to retire and Micki doesn't want to run the cafe without her longtime business partner.
"So we're hoping to find someone who will come in and love it as much as we do," Micki said. "We're open to the possibility of partnering, but we don't want to be under the responsibility of owning the building because that will free up her (Penny) to retire."
The asking price listed on Realtor Greg Follmer's website is $296,000 for the 2,900-square-foot business and 1.22 acres of land. The building consists of the downstairs retail space and a one-bedroom vacation rental space upstairs.
Micki also says she's looking for someone with the right intentions for the property.
"This is a community space. We focus on local art and music, good food and a place to meet," Micki said. "We'd like to see it continue as a community space because we'd be very sad if it turned into a private residence. It has to be someone who loves it as much as we do."
Either way, the Agars emphasized that just because the building is up for sale doesn't mean it has plans to close in the immediate future.
"We’re here until somebody else takes over," Penny said. "We’re here the way we always are for the community. We've loved owning it and having it and the experience. But it’s time for new blood to bring it to the next level."