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A New Sandwich Shop That Employs People With Special Needs Opens Next Month

Check out the menu for Rhode Island-based Shayna’s Place

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Shayna’s Place, a cafe founded in Rhode Island with the mission to provide employment opportunities for people with special needs, is getting ready to open its new location in West Dallas next month.

The outpost at 1868 Sylvan Avenue in the Sylvan Thirty development is slated to open in early October, with a grand opening planned for mid-October. In Rhode Island, the bright cafe is full of white-washed wood and exposed brick. No word yet on how many people the cafe will seat in Dallas, or what exactly the interiors will look like.

As far as food is concerned, expect to find egg sandwiches like the “green eggs & ham” with egg, mashed avocado, Black Forest ham, and Swiss on a croissant for breakfast. There are five salads to choose from and sandwich options like an award-winning grinder, curried chicken salad with golden raisins, or breaded eggplant with mozzarella. Check out the entire menu here.

Shayna’s Place at Sylvan Thirty owner Lou Olerio is now accepting applications for all available positions. The original shop in Rhode Island was inspired by Olerio’s cousin Shayna who has Down Syndrome, and was created as a place of employment for people both with and without special needs.

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