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Mexico Beach Coffee Shop Opens Just 5 Weeks After Hurricane Michael, Adapts For Workers


The owner of a Mexico Beach coffee shop worked hard to get his store open so he could serve the community just five weeks after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the town.

Dave Kiser admits Caribbean Coffee was a mess after the storm moved through. He had issues from holes in his walls to losing a shelving unit after debris blew through one of his business’ windows.

“It was a mess. It was a big mess. We had no running water so we were having to bring water in for cleaning,” Kiser told 8 On Your Side.

Through the struggle of repairing, he knew he had to open not just for those who remained in the community, but for himself and the workers coming in to clear up the town and help repair.

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