Oakhill Renaissance Place to reopen cafeteria in 2014

The Purple Cat will pay to renovate the basement space and pay up to $20,000 for new equipment.

Nov. 4—After about 15 years of dormancy, the basement cafeteria at Oakhill Renaissance Place will reopen next year to serve breakfast and lunch to workers and visitors.

Jimmy Sutman, owner of the Purple Cat, and Carol Rimedio-Righetti, chairwoman of the Mahoning County commissioners, said a five-year contract would allow the cafeteria to reopen, with disabled adult clients at Purple Cat being paid at least the minimum wage to work there.

With Olsavsky-Jaminet Architects Inc. donating its design services for the project and some contractors donating their time, Sutman said he hopes to reopen the cafeteria in February.

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