Troop Cafe celebrates its grand opening Nov. 6 – 13

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Troop Café (3430 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Wednesday, November 6th launched a “Tribute to Veterans" -- which is set to run Nov 6. – 13.

The week kicked off Wednesday with an intimate event sponsored by The Harley-Davidson Foundation, one of Troop Café’s major supporters.

Harley-Davidson executives and military veterans served lunch alongside Troop Café Staff to CVI veterans, staff and special guests in honor of Veteran’s Day and to celebrate the opening of the cafe.

An official “Grand Opening” featuring a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, keynote speakers and a plaque dedication for the many sponsors of Troop Café was part of the Nov. 6th activities.

Speakers included two vet trainees from Troop Café, Center for Veterans Issues leadership, an executive from Harley Davidson and City leaders who talked about the effects of programs of this type in Milwaukee, and the importance of city-wide collaborations between the private and non-profit sectors.

Festivities continue with specials for veterans and the public at Troop Café on Nov. 7th and 8th, followed by the Veteran’s Parade on Nov. 9th. More information on events happening on Veterans Day Nov. 11, as well as Nov.12th and 13th will be announced later this month.

Troop Café is a non-profit café that provides food service/hospitality training and job placement for U.S. veterans.

Troop Café serves affordable, healthy breakfasts and lunches to the public Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Additionally, a catering program features box lunches for local businesses.

All profits are funneled back into the job training program at Troop Café.