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CNY Veterans Outreach Center opens education annex

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The CNY Veterans Outreach Center opened their new education annex and reopened the Bunker Cafe on Monday.

Center officials say the cafe is an important resource for the center because it serves as a focal point when veterans walk into the building. The facility offers a comfortable, calm atmosphere.

The new changes are taking place on the heels of financial challenges for the outreach center.

"The government shutdown hurt us, put a little hold on our finances, but we're sifting through everything right now," Executive Director Vincent Scalise said. "Financially, we're stable. The big thing is we wanted to get the educational annex open. And we wanted to get the cafe open again because they're big sources of revenue for us."

Scalise also says that next year the center plans to build housing units on the third floor.

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