YACRO recognized the need for employment opportunities in our community. At this time, we found a location on Central Street for a consignment store and small café. This business was a great introduction to the world of Social Enterprise for us, creating lots of learning experiences for everyone involved.


In 2013 The Shanty Café was expanded. The Shanty went from a small café with a limited menu to the restaurant that it is today. With the help of an Indian Chef, authentic ethnic food became our thing! Today, the café is still one of Downtown’s busiest eateries!!!