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Hattie's Café Express Now Open at the Akron Art Museum

For Release: July 2009

Akron, Ohio, July 13, 2009 — Café service returns to the Akron Art Museum with the opening of Hattie’s Café Express.

Featuring fair trade coffees, fresh baked goods, cool salads, piping hot soups, hearty sandwiches and gourmet chocolate desserts, Hattie’s Café Express is adjacent to the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby and offers indoor and outdoor seating for an enjoyable, authentic coffeehouse experience. Savor a full line of the latest tastes ranging from $4 - $7. Also available are brown-bag lunches for offsite meetings and tours. All of the food at the Café is made fresh daily.

Like the other Hattie’s Cafés, Hattie’s Café Express is a Hattie Larlham vocation program for area adults with disabilities. Your patronage provides a safe and educational environment where people with disabilities learn valuable and rewarding career skills as they contribute to their community.

“Our entire team is excited for the opportunity to serve our fantastic, fresh food to new customers in the beautiful Akron Art Museum,” said Dotty Grexa, executive director, Incubator. “Two new vocational positions were created for people with disabilities.”

The Café is an offshoot of the popular Hattie’s Café and Gifts in Hudson and Akron, which are operated by Hattie Larlham, a non-profit organization.

People with disabilities are employed in the café and are given the opportunity to work with job coaches serving up food, ringing out customers and helping with shipments.

“It is great to see energy in the Café again,” said Sue Parker, special events manager at the Akron Art Museum. “Welcome Hattie’s!”

The Café is open for business from 11 am – 3 pm, Wednesday through Sunday and 11 am – 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Museum admission is not required to eat in the Café.

For more information, please call 330.376.9186 x212 or visit www.AkronArtMuseum.org.



Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Website: www.AkronArtMuseum.org
Gallery and Store Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday, as well as major holidays
Café Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm and Thursdays: 11 am – 7:30 pm
Library Hours: Wednesday, Friday: 11 am – 4 pm, Thursday: By Appointment Only
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (12 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. On the first Sunday of every month, individual admissions to the collection are FREE. Special exhibitions may require paid admission. No tours available on these days.

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Media Contact

Dominic Caruso
Design, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 330.376.9186 x229
Email:dcaruso@AkronArtMuseum.org

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