Who: Stacey Wohl, Owner, be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique
Be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique volunteers and staff
Local elected officials
Representatives of Long Island-based service providers for autistic young adults
What: Stacey Wohl, Owner, be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique, will be joined by local elected officials and representatives of local autism organizations for the grand opening of its new location in Wading River.
be(Cause) features a vast array of stylish clothing, jewelry from local artisans, soaps and assorted home goods, including the Nest line of fragrance candles, as well as coffee, baked goods and gift baskets filled with hand-crafted food items. Ms. Wohl came up with the idea for the store after she decided to revisit her roots in the fashion industry, where she worked as a showroom salesperson, fit model and designer after graduating college. In 2012, she began a wholesale coffee business, Our Coffee with a Cause, in which she trained her two children, Brittney and Logan — both of whom have special needs — and those with developmental disabilities in various aspects of the business.
In 2016, she opened Cause Café in Northport, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, with half of its employees comprised of those with developmental disabilities. Two years later, Ms. Wohl opened be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique, where she continues to offer job opportunities to special-needs individuals. She also works with Developmental Disabilities Institute, which sends young adults with special needs to the store for job training.
When: Wednesday, February 12
Where: be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique
6278 Route 25A, Building A, #2
Wading River, NY
Directions: LIE to Exit 69 (Wading River Rd.) to Wading River. Make a left onto Wading River Road. The name of the street changes to Center Moriches Road, then to Schultz Road, then to Wading River Manor Road. Three-and-a-half miles after taking Wading River Manor Road, turn right onto Route 25A. Entrance is 459 feet on the right-hand side.
Photo Ops: Ms. Wohl joining elected officials and local autism organizations in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Invitees meeting with be(Cause) volunteers and staff and taking a tour of the store.