Coffee Shop Owner Closes Her Store to Help Her Terminally Ill Competitor

When the owner of a local coffee shop in Oregon heard that the owner of a competing coffee shop was terminally ill, she closed her business for the day to step in to help.

Pixie Adams, the owner of Moonlight Coffee House in Oak Grove, said she was doing the right thing. 

Dave and Tina McAdams live next to Adams’ coffee shop and the trio became friends before the couple opened their own shop, The Local Company, earlier this year.

“I feel like it’s so easy to get caught up in the competition in business," Adams told "I wanted to do something for them that I knew was going to make a difference in more than a superficial way. To me, it will always be community over competition, and friendship over business.”