Thistle Stop Café welcomed the public to its grand opening on Friday with a special ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Karl Dean.
Thistle Farms was created by women who survived lives of violence, addiction and prostitution. These women decided to create a line of hand made bath and body product and sell them throughout the country. Thistle Farms decided to take this a step further and open a new café staffed by Thistle Farms program members and graduates that sells local and fair-trade products.
The new café will include a stage and professional quality sound system for the women of Magdalene, which is the residential program that runs Thistle Farms, to be able to share their inspirational stories, poems and music for everyone to hear.
The café’s theme is “a story in every cup.” The goal of the café is to create “a community of hospitality and love that will nourish every
one who thirsts for justice as well as a great cup of tea.”
The Thistle Stop Café will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.- 2p.m. It is located at 5128 Charlotte Pike.
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