Robert Wheeler, owner of Wired Beans, said he’s shooting for a February opening for his second café. The big variable, he said, the Philadelphia Health Department. All new restaurants must be pass a health inspection before opening. “They have six weeks to look over your plan and to get back to you,” he said.
Everything else, he said, is on schedule. Wheeler said that construction crews began building the café’s front door this week. A small section of brick was removed indicating the entrance. The exterior of the shopping plaza is complete but the space for several shops is unfinished.
Wheeler said the Wired Beans in Germantown will be slightly larger in space than his Mt. Airy location. He expects to employ 6-12 staffers and plans to be open early at 6 a.m. on weekday mornings to attract commuters using the close by SEPTA Chelten station entrance.