Volunteers for Graceful Opportunities hold the Grace Coffee and Cafe banner. Graceful Opportunities was awarded a $350,000 grant intended to create employment for those with disabilities.

Michael Leifer

Every ending gives rise to something new.

Zoi’s Gyros at 1865 Broadway has closed, but the facility will soon become a cafe, thanks to grant funding.

Monday afternoon, the men and women of Graceful Opportunities, a local not-for-profit, assembled at the closed drive-in to evaluate what would become Grace Coffee and Cafe.

Brother and sister Samuel Duer and Susan Stone, who run Graceful Opportunities, were awarded a $350,000 grant intended to create employment for those with disabilities. Grace Coffee and Cafe will serve customers with coffee and snacks even as it serves the disabled community with gainful employment.

“It will be a beautiful cafe,” Stone said. “We believe every individual has value and worth. This is an opportunity for them to find competitive employment. It’s going to…



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