Former Rutgers University defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who famously became paralyzed after tackling another player during an October 2010 football game, will open a coffeehouse in his hometown of Woodbridge.
LeGrand Coffee House will be part of a new development at 10 Green Street.
LeGrand announced the launch of his own coffee company and online store in January.
“Bringing LeGrand Coffee House to Avenue & Green is going to give us the opportunity to welcome new people to the Woodbridge community as well as being able to support my hometown at the same time,” he said in a statement on the development.
LeGrand Coffee House is scheduled to open in late summer or early fall, and will serve traditional coffee house beverages and treats.
Avenue & Green is located next to the Woodbridge Train Station at the corner of Rahway Avenue and Green Street. The five-acre redevelopment led by Prism Capital Partners will be mixed-use, with 232 residential apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail space.
Since his life-altering spinal cord injury, LeGrand has become an inspirational speaker and spinal cord injury fundraiser. He was a finalist for NJBIZ Health Care Heroes in 2016 due to his philanthropic organization Team LeGrand.
Team LeGrand has raised more than two million dollars for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation since 2013.