Hip cafe opening in Gadsden Public Library

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — There is a special kind of coolness to Beautiful Rainbow, the new cafÃ(copyright) opening at Gadsden Public Library in a few weeks.

The space is enormous, with 12 tables and seats for 50 patrons, spread out behind big glass walls that look into the library. On the opposite wall are massive watercolor paintings of cupcakes, tomato plants and farm fields, painted by the students of Litchfield Middle School’s special needs program and blown up to larger-than-life by the folks at Kelly Signs in Gadsden.