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"Coffee shops are community hubs where people gather to discuss ideas, create, and share their creativity with others:" Speaking With Back of the Yards Coffeehouse Co-Founder Jesse Íñiguez

Since the Stock Yards closed in 1971 Back of the Yards has been without an economic anchor, forcing the neighborhood to find another way to support itself. This was the environment Jesse Íñiguez and Mayra Hernandez grew up in. Jesse is the son of Mexican immigrants and "planted [his] roots" in Back of the Yards. After his first cafe failed in 2008 he opened Back of the Yards Coffeehouse with Mayra Hernandez, who is also from the neighborhood, in 2017. 

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