Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

On March 21st, people gathered around the globe to observe World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). Our friends at Bitty & Beau’s Coffee hosted one of Charleston’s most exciting celebrations…

Bitty & Beau Team Members, Sam and Trista, celebrate Mayor Tecklenburg's proclamation. Photos from Facebook.

Bitty & Beau’s WDSD celebration began with a celebrity guest appearance from Mayor Tecklenburg, who delivered an official proclamation about Charleston’s observance of Down Syndrome Day. Cheers to Owner Amy Wright, General Manager Kyra Masuga and the entire Bitty & Beau’s team for raising awareness, championing acceptance and illustrating how individuals with Down Syndrome can and are making important contributions to our community!

Bitty & Beau’s Charleston Debut

Bitty & Beau’s opened in February of this year at 159 Church Street. This is the second Bitty & Beau’s location, and the FRS Charleston team had the distinct pleasure of assisting with the renovation. 159 Church, which formerly housed a pet boutique, was outfitted with all new equipment including the following items from FRS…

  • Arctic Air Single Door Freezer
  • Arctic Air Double Door Refrigerator
  • Ice-O_Matic 350lb Ice Machine
  • Summit Glass Door Under Counter Refrigerator
  • Panasonic Commercial Microwave with 90 Programmable Options
  • Various Wire Shelving and a Work Table

Championing Acceptance with Excellent Coffee & Customer Service

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee advocates for the value, inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). The original shop, located in Wilmington, NC, opened in January of 2016. Two years later and with two locations, the company now employs 40 individuals with IDDs.

Please pay our friends at Bitty & Beau’s a visit... The coffee is excellent and the customer service is truly unique! Can’t make it to the Charleston area? That’s okay. Consider making a purchase at to support IDD acceptence advocacy efforts.