From The Athens Messenger
On East State Street in Athens, there resides a small business that epitomizes an emphasis on local products, renewable energy and community awareness. It's a place where owners Christine Hughes and Bob O'Neil strive to make customers feel at home in the heart of the city.
The Village Bakery & Cafe is located at 268 E. State St., tucked away under a broad overhang that helps cool the business. The front porch is just the first example of the business' focus on renewable energy.
In the last year, the Village Bakery has installed a geothermal unit to help with energy costs.
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