PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In July, we introduced you to Eric Hughes, a young man with a developmental disability who started his own business.
Eric's Pizza Express closed for the season Friday, but Hughes says he has had a very successful season. He's made enough money to pay all his expenses, as well as his insurance and license costs for next year. And he has some money left over for himself.
Eric not only operated the business, but continued with his school work at Strive U, a post-secondary education program for students with developmental disabilities. Eric has Williams Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes developmental delays and other health problems. He graduates from Strive in June.
Eric says he will be back at his post on Marginal Way in Portland next April. But he will work two more Saturdays near Portland's ferry terminal.