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New Charleston coffee shop brings in thousands of customers

Bitty & Beau's opened a new location in downtown Charleston. (Source: Live 5) Bitty & Beau's opened a new location in downtown Charleston. (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston’s newest coffee shop has seen a surge in business during the first few days after opening on Thursday.

Bitty & Beau’s is a coffee shop that started in North Carolina, but the owners recently opened a branch of the shop on Church Street in downtown Charleston.

The owner, Amy Wright, created the coffee shop because two of their children (Bitty and Beau) both have Down syndrome. They wanted to create a business that offered employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

"It became so much more than just a cup of coffee," Charleston store manager Kyra Masuga said. "It became this social rights movement to value people and include people who have intellectual disabilities."

Kyra says in just the first four days of business, the coffee shop has already served thousands of people.

"We love our customers a lot," Betti & Beau's employee Trista Kutcher said. "I like to make them smile, make them laugh a lot and enjoy Bitty & Beau's."

Customers said they feel the love because of the fun atmosphere the coffee shop offers.

"I think it's really great to give opportunities to everybody," Bitty & Beau's customer Katerina Lauer said.

"The coffee is amazing," Bitty & Beau's customer DeeDee Pricket said. "The muffins are even better. The muffins were wonderful."

Wright is also the winner of the 2017 CNN Heroes Award because of her work employing people with special needs.

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