Man brews up a business of his own

ARENZVILLE — For Isaac French, 22, growing up with Down syndrome has made life a little different, but he’s about to realize a dream he shares with many — the dream of owning his own business. 

French is opening a coffee trailer that will have an assortment of beverages, an extension of a job he had while attending Triopia High School. 

“He is so excited,” said French’s mother, Jill Roegge, adding that they just received a commercial sink for the trailer. 

“For the last month he asks, ‘Sink yet?’,” she said. 

Isaac’s Coffee Shop will have a permanent site at 212 W. Frederick St. in Arenzville. 

“That’s what he wanted to call it,” Roegge said. 

Because French has Down syndrome and severe obsessive compulsive disorder, he was allowed to stay in high school until he turned 22. 

He graduated from Triopia in 2018, and…

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