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20-year-old woman opens new coffee shop in Downtown Grand Island

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 10:44 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Daily Dose Coffee opened for the first time in Railside on Monday but get this, the Owner Sydney Williams, is only 20 years old.

“It’s been a long journey but I’m so excited,” Williams said. “I am thrilled. Also got the nervous butterflies, that’s ok.”

Williams is no stranger to the business world. In fact, her grandfather owns Tommy’s Restaurant, her mother owns Full Circle Venue and her father manages and runs the Travelodge by Wyndham Hotel. When Williams told them she was thinking about opening up her own business, this is how they responded.

“Their like ok we will support you but they’re like, you do realize you’re 20, like you could be doing other things,” Williams said. “I’m like it’s fine. Might as well try it, got to start somewhere.”

Williams parents did invest some money into the business but for the most part, she tackled it all on her own.

“I spent a lot of time in my bedroom just having a dream and Pinterest board and figured it all out,” Williams said.

She researched ideas, contacted local business owners for advice before coming up with what people see standing today as Daily Dose Coffee.

“I think we’re lacking on coffee shops in Grand Island, that’s for sure and any local business i’m in favor of and try to support,” said customer Derek Kleier.

Kleier, a coffee snob, bought the iced Pumpkin Mocha on Monday and was pleasantly surprised.

“The spices, I mean, I like it a little milder and it hit the spot right for me so, not too sweet,” Kleier said.

Williams tried to go for a simple design with a lot of plants for the restaurant. Plus, a small menu to start off with to see how it goes. So far, the avocado toast is the hottest item on the menu.

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