Katherine Mansfield/Observer-Reporter

Fresh Start Café opened along West Pike Street in Canonsburg this month. The nonprofit coffee shop will serve as a local gathering place; the board and volunteers will offer outreach, life skills building, community and more.

In 2019, the late Rev. George Livanos – who for 32 years led parishioners of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in McMurray – made known his desire to start a nonprofit that would offer excellent java and pastries with a side of community outreach.

The project stalled and, shortly after the pandemic began, Livanos was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He passed in July 2021. That dream has finally been realized after the shop opened last month.

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