Former Smiling Goat workers start their own café

Former employees of Smiling Goat who say they're still owed money are launching a coffee shop of their own.

Glitter Bean Café was created by workers who lost their jobs when the embattled business moved out of the Spring Garden location this spring. Suppliers, landlords, lawyers and former employers have filed lawsuits against Kit Singh totalling tens of thousands of dollars.  

They say the owner of the Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Bar failed to pay them.

The new café will open in the very same spot in the middle of July, says manager Lorelei Carey.

"It feels really liberating to be able to pursue our own vision instead of just kind of scraping by under the people that we work for," said Carey, who's worked in that location for about four years. 

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