SALEM — Stopping in for a freshly brewed specialty espresso or tea at Lib’s Market makes any day a little bit brighter, particularly if Meena Weingart’s there.
Meena, a girl in her 50’s with a developmental incapacity, will put in a two or three hour shift a few days every week on the cozy downtown espresso store on State Avenue. An worker for the previous three years, she is a metropolis resident who lives inside strolling distance of LiBS Market.
“Everyone is aware of her. Folks are available right here and say, ‘Hello, Meena, how’s it going?’” stated Ben Ratner. He and his spouse Lindsay personal the enterprise.
Meena is “concerned in a variety of issues locally,” together with novice theatricals. Her many associates in Salem are one other asset she brings to her job on the espresso store.
Representatives of the Columbiana County Board of Disabilities (CCBDD) stopped in Thursday to current the Ratners with a plaque recognizing them for using a person with a incapacity. The CCBDD, by way of its Attain 4 Extra program, works to pair incapacity purchasers who wish to work with native companies searching for staff with a very good work ethic and nice angle.
Meena’s duties embrace measuring free tea, cleansing espresso grinding gear, getting ready desk service, and no matter different duties are assigned to her.
Ratner stated Meena not too long ago has been coaching to study barista and customer support abilities.
Situated at 474 E. State St.t, LiBS Market roasts, grinds and blends its personal coffees, and sells quite a lot of free leaf tea blends. A weekday lunch menu varies each day, with quite a lot of recent sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and desserts. A number of examples are pulled pork on Cuban bread sandwiches, crepes with recent strawberries, biscuits and gravy, and crispy hen with sesame ginger sauce. Brunch is obtainable Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are 7 a.m. to three p.m. Monday by way of Friday, and eight to 2 on weekends.
Ben and Lindsay Ratner named the espresso store for his or her kids; the title is an anagram of their first names: Lilly, Isabel, Brodie and Simon. Ratner stated LiBS Market stays involved with its clientele by way of an lively social media presence. The cellphone quantity is 330-337-6962.
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