‘Pay what you can’ cafe open for 1 month in Wythe County

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A cafe that doesn’t have set prices and operates on a ‘pay what you can’ system has been open for one month so far. 

The unique business is called Open Door Cafe which allows customers to donate what they can and if they can’t pay for a meal, they can take a token to pay for their meal. Customers can also volunteer to work at the cafe to pay for their meals if they choose to do so. 

Most of the cafe’s staff are volunteers. 

The cafe owner and staff has received all positive feedback from the community.  People in and surrounding the communities have supported the cafe either by monetary donations or volunteering their time. 

This is the second cafe of its kind in Virginia. 

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