Local business owner launches Downtown Community Supper to spark conversation and unity

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A local business owner moved by these recent events of deadly shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas is acting in her own way to bridge the gaps of misunderstanding.

CynShea's Cafe is a popular downtown Huntsville restaurant. Owner Cynthia Hart wants it to be a gathering place.

"I want to present CynShea's as a safe environment," says Hart.

Hart also felt called to bridge the cultural differences between zip codes.

"I'm in 35801, but on the other side of the Parkway just behind me is 35805," says Hart. "The cultures are completely different, but yet we're mixed in the same amazing community."

Tonight, local pastors and community leaders will come together. Then next Tuesday, the public is invited to the first Downtown Community Supper(DCS). It will be a casual, serve yourself type of environment. There is no cost, but you must bring something very important - an open mind.

"It's very important to me that we offer our space in that no judgment zone," explains Hart. "That every question is important."

Every Tuesday moving forward at these Downtown Community Suppers, folks can tackle topics, big and small and submit questions, anonymously if they prefer with the goal of unity and understanding.  Hart says the event will be every Tuesday thereafter until the Lord tells her otherwise.

It would help if you went online to reserve a free ticket so they know how much food to prepare.

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