Bitty and Beau’s celebrates second year in business

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a big day for Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop. The company is celebrating its second anniversary.

All Bitty and Beau’s employees were there, along with dozens of customers sharing in on the fun.

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Coffee shop co-owner and CNN Hero of the Year Amy Wright, introduced all the employees. A few of the original 19 explained what this job has meant to them over the past two years.

Congressman David Rouzer also made a special visit and brought them an award.

Wright says she is still overwhelmed at how far this shop has come since day one, when they originally opened in a small location off Wrightsville Avenue.



“We were standing out there cutting the ribbon two years ago in this tiny little 500 square foot spot. We had no idea it would grow into this…and now I mean it’s just amazing,” Wright said.

Just six months after opening, Bitty and Beau’s needed more space, so they moved to their current location on New Centre Drive.

Soon, they will grow again. Wright says they are very excited for their franchise to open in Charleston, SC.  There’s no official date set, but she says she thinks it will open in mid-February.

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