Porter Development Project, Inc.
When the old Merritt store on Porter's main street closed in 1986 it meant the end of coffee shop and cafe for the towns people. A unique idea arose in the community and the Porter Development committee was formed. The committee made the plans and raised the funds for the new cafe and grocery store and the equipment to run it. The cafe is now under the name Porer Cafe and continues to serve the residents of Porter. The Porter Development Project still maintains the Porter Cafe property and relies heavily on donations to keep the facilties up to code and keep rent low enough to ensure that the business can make a profit.
If you would like to contribute to the Porter Development Project, donations can be sent to the following address:
Porter Development Project
PO Box 122
Porter, MN 56280
Articles about Porter's Unique Idea.
From the Canby News February 24, 1988
From The Marshall Independent January 4, 1988
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