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Cafes that employed disabled shutting doors

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Two northeast Ohio cafes staffed by employees with developmental disabilities are closing shop.

A cafe in the Akron Municipal Court building scheduled its last day Friday and a cafe in Hudson will close Dec. 31.

The closings leave five cafes run by the Hattie Larlham vocational program. Four are in Akron and one in Cleveland.

The two shutdowns reflect declining business. Affected employees will be reassigned to other locations.

Forty-five-year-old employee Todd Davis told the Akron Beacon Journal he enjoyed his job in Hudson mopping the floor and taking out the trash.

The nonprofit Hattie Larlham organization provides residential care to 130 children and young adults in Mantua and to adults in community-based homes throughout Ohio.

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