Tuesday, September 7, 2021

IOWA CITY — After 46 years of coffee service from men and women with disabilities — starting with Bill Sackter in 1975 — the University of Iowa’s “Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop” has brewed its final cup.

That last coffee service actually happened more than a year ago — in March 2020, just before the pandemic shut down the campus. But even before COVID-19, Wild Bill’s was brewing a new concept — moving away from its model of employing disabled individuals.