Amy Wright

Amy Wright, co-founder of Bitty & Beau's Coffee, speaks to a large crowd that showed up for the store's grand-opening

Last Saturday morning, about 100 people standing out front of the AuburnBank building loudly cheered as the names of the new staff were called out at the grand-opening of Bitty & Beau's Coffee, a North Carolina-based company that aims to change the way others see people with disabilities while also offering them gainful employment. 

Co-founder Amy Wright was on hand for last Saturday's opening of Bitty & Beau's in Auburn, the company's 13th location, in the new AuburnBank building on North Gay Street. The coffee shop is named after her two children, both of whom have Down syndrome. 

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This place is so amazing and the employees are so friendly and funny. From what I gather they hire almost exclusively folks with disabilities in the local area. The coffee is good and I recommend visiting. If you see Jerry tell him I say hi

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