WRBA

More than a coffee shop: Duck Duck Coffee

Creative small business work is at the core of the value that small businesses provide to their communities

One year ago, Kat Naden bought a small storefront on the corner of 38th street and Cedar Ave and the story of Duck Duck Coffee began. That day, us neighbors were none the wiser – the empty storefront was unchanged. The creative work of running a small coffee shop was yet to be done. In…

City Pages’ Best of 2020 Loves WRBA Businesses

Area businesses were well represented in this years edition of the popular local rag's "Best of" series

One of the reasons we love our neighborhood is that around each corner there are wonderful local businesses. Small, locally owned businesses that we can rely on day-in and day-out. When you need a special something to brighten someone’s day, when you need don’t want to have to drive to a big-box store to shop,…

West of the Rail Business Association

New Facebook Group for the WRBA

The private Facebook group is a place for conversation, asking questions, giving and getting recommendations, and building community through the COVID pandemic.

As COVID-19 hit our area a lot of the work we at the WRBA had planned came to a screeching halt. The world local small businesses has been changing day after day since then. Early on I flipped through plans for what would be the best way to support small businesses. I worked on online…