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Milky Way Coffee Company opens new shop in WoodruffSubmitted: 06/17/2018
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Milky Way Coffee Company opens new shop in Woodruff
WOODRUFF - A Northwoods coffee shop known for its food truck operation recently found a permanent location. The Milky Way Coffee Company had the grand opening of its new shop in Woodruff Sunday.

The new coffee house is inside the Lakeland Plaza which sits on the corner of Highway 51 and Townline Road. The two sisters who own the company converted what was once a bank into a coffee shop.


"When we had the opportunity to come and talk to the landlord here about leasing space we came in, looked at the teller stations, looked at the drive through window and said 'Yeah, we can make this work,'" said owner Barb Guerra.

The owners say they plan to stay open seven days a week in summer and six days a week in winter.
They added that they have dog treats for any customers that bring their four-legged friend through the drive-through. 


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