One of the most anticipated arrivals in Charleston this year is ready to expand to Savannah and share its unique back story again.
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, originally from from Wilmington, North Carolina, opened its second shop in Charleston at 159 Church St. The brand announced on Facebook yesterday that it would bring a third shop to 319 W. Congress Street in Savannah.
Amy Wright, who launched the original shop 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.
Look for the Savannah shop to open this fall.