Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

New Café to Open at The Circuit

December 22, 2020

Circle of Friends, a local organization dedicated to community inclusion for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has partnered with The Circuit to open The Circuit Café in early 2021.

The Circuit located at One Innovation Way, Woodstock, GA doubles as Cherokee’s first coworking space and Chattahoochee Technical College’s Student Center. The space was founded in collaboration with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, Chattahoochee Technical College, and the Woodstock Office of Economic Development as an innovation hub for entrepreneurs, students, and the local community.

The Circuit Café will provide employment opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a partnership with Circle of Friends – an organization dedicated to developing an inclusive community where people with and without disabilities can live, work, and play together.

“Circle of Friend’s commitment to serving the special needs community brings a unique synergy to The Circuit,” said COED President Misti Martin. “Centered around a student center and supportive coworking community, the new café will thrive with the support of entrepreneurs and young people that work in the space.”

“Circle of Friends is committed to improving the lives of adults with disabilities through social engagement, supportive employment, and affordable residential housing. This coffee shop at The Circuit provides an excellent opportunity for adults with disabilities to have meaningful employment,” said Circle of Friends Executive Director Stephen Taylor.

The Circuit Café will proudly serve Cherokee-based Alma Coffee and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. The shop will also feature a variety of signature teas and smoothies along with seasonal baked goods.

“Chattahoochee Tech is excited to welcome Circle of Friends to our Woodstock campus operating the coffee shop housed within The Circuit,” said Chattahoochee Technical College VP of Facilities David Simmons. “Coffee is an essential part of the college’s student center as it helps build community, creates a fun place for students to study and learn, and even positions students for real-life job opportunities right here on campus.”

“We are excited to welcome and support the new café in The Circuit Woodstock,” said Woodstock Office of Economic Development Program Manager Sylvia Breitbart. Circle of Friends will be an inspiring addition to our community and will create an enjoyable environment for everyone to gather and connect.”

Follow The Circuit Woodstock and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development’s Facebook pages for an official announcement on the shop’s grand opening date. For more information about The Circuit, visit

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