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Eric LeGrand opens coffee shop in hometown

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is opening a new coffee shop in his hometown.The LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge, New Jersey, opened Saturday.LeGrand was paralyzed after suffering a spinal injury during a Rutgers football game in 2010. He continued his education and graduated in 2014.LeGrand has since become a successful motivational speaker and, now, a business owner.Gov. Phil Murphy stopped by for opening day.The coffee house was designed to accommodate people in wheelchairs, just like LeGrand.Click here to see the coffee house's online store. 
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In one of the more heartwarming stories of the year, former Rutgers star Eric LeGrand opened his own coffee shop in his hometown of Woodbridge, New Jersey, on Saturday morning. He began building the shop in 2020 and on Saturday, he finally opened their doors to the public. The Twitter account for his coffee shop, LeGrand Coffee House, tweeted out a picture of LeGrand in front of his new shop on Saturday morning.
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