Escape the Grind at The Meeting Place Grand Opening Event May 13

UNADILLA – Unadilla native and Unatego Class of 1984 graduate Dwight Mott has returned home in the name of good, strong coffee and small-batch baked goods. This weekend, he welcomes community members to Unadilla’s newest (and only) coffee house: The Meeting Place.

Once a teacher in the Bainbridge-Guilford district, Mott left the tri-town area to travel the world, enjoying administrative and teaching posts in places as far-flung as Bogota, Colombia, Bolivia and Lesotho, Africa. It was along the way that Mott honed his taste for high-quality coffee.

Having spent the last several weeks completing large-scale renovations of his 187 Main St., Suite A property, Mott is now giving The Meeting Place its finishing touches in anticipation of Saturday’s event. From 8 a.m. to 1:30, Mott will welcome lovers of baked treats, snacks, tea and a strong cup o’ joe, but, given the timing, mothers are especially encouraged to stop in and take a load off.

Going forward, Mott hopes The Meeting Place will become the go-to village spot for conversation, commiseration and collaboration. His vision for the restyled, Craftsman bungalow-inspired space centers around coming together to create and enjoy not only delectable dishes (Mott plans to offer light lunches alongside the promised pastries) and coffee, but also, and perhaps more importantly, a bit of human connection.

Check out The Meeting Place in downtown Unadilla this Saturday, or Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more information on The Meeting Place, see the ad in this publication, visit, or find the shop on Facebook.


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