One of the most anticipated arrivals of the year is ready to debut and share its unique back story.
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee expands from Wilmington, North Carolina, and plans to host a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. inside a former pet boutique at 159 Church St.
Amy Wright, who launched in January 2016, has four children, and two, Bitty & Beau, were born with Down syndrome. Wright saw an opportunity to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are among the most vulnerable in finding steady jobs. Her coffee shop is staffed with a very enthusiastic crew that live with issues like autism and cerebral palsy.
An immediate hit, the uplifting success story attracted the attention of CNN, which made Wright its “2017 CNN Hero of the Year.”
Aside from the upbeat, safe space atmospheres, the coffee shop has also received raves for its casual menu of hot and cold beverages, smoothies, pastries, and breakfast snacks and burritos.
Occupying 975-square-feet and located across from Tommy Condon’s Restaurant, future opening hours have not been revealed, but the original is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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