Cadence Coffeehouse in Niles to Celebrate First Anniversary

NILES, Ohio – Cadence Coffeehouse & Creperie will celebrate its first-year anniversary with a weeklong celebration starting July 17.

Specials throughout the week will include $5 crepes and buy one, get one nonbottled drinks. Additionally, customers can enter daily for a chance to win coffeehouse gift cards.

A part of the Niles-based nonprofit agency Cadence Care Network, the coffeehouse is a social enterprise working to empower traditionally underserved youths by providing job training and community building. The facility also offers a Community Room for small group use.

“What started out as a vision several years ago has turned into a transformative reality for both the youth we serve and downtown Niles,” said Matt Kresic, Cadence Care CEO. “We are grateful for the support of the community and excited for what is ahead of us in year two and beyond.”

When it opened at its 31 N. Main Street location, the coffeehouse aimed to employ 20 at-risk youths age 16 to 21, defining them as those who struggle with mental health or substance abuse, are involved in child welfare or juvenile court or have developmental disabilities. By serving drinks and pastries to the public, they learn employable skills, earn some spending money of their own and gain attributes such as responsibility, acceptance and self-esteem.

As part of the anniversary celebration, Thursday will be the first evening the coffeehouse will stay open later. The public can stop in prior to the 6:30 p.m. Music on the Lawn performance by Guys Without Ties across the street at the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. 

Normal hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a .m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.