MPW.66 / 2014 Roxanne’s by Marianella Aguirre
Marianella Aguirre San Francisco, California
Team Lee

Story Summary

Café owner Karla Roxanne Gray began her career as a waitress, after her mother who was also a waitress. She now owns two of her own businesses, one of which is Roxanne’s Café, in Platte City, MO. “This is theirs,” she says. “I mean it’s mine, but it’s theirs.”

After only four years of being open for business, the community of Platte City has found a home in Roxanne’s Cafe. It is the place you go to find your friends. It is where old timers and passersby alike can create new moments over a thick slice of chocolate cream pie.