The Cargo Bike Shop opens retail spot on Willy Street

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Common Wealth Development welcomes a new business to 1404 Williamson St. by Barry Adams | Wisconsin State Journal Tim Staton has his garage back and Williamson Street has gained a new niche retailer aimed at families looking for an alternative way to cart around their young children, groceries and other packages. Think of The Cargo Bike Shop as a dealership for two-wheeled, eco-friendly versions of the minivan. For the past two years, Staton has been selling cargo bikes through word of mouth and online…click here to continue reading at madison.com.

Bike-focused coffee shop opens on Willy St.

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A new small business is opening up on Willy St. in one of Common Wealth’s buildings. www.cafedomestiquemadison.com By Samara Kalk Derby — Wisconsin State Journal A bike-centered coffee shop opened Saturday next to Batch Bakehouse on Williamson Street. Dan Coppola opened Cafe Domestique, decorated with bicycles, at 1408 Williamson St. The Cargo Bike Shop is getting ready to open next door, specializing in cargo, family, utility and electric-assist bikes.  The cafe is using coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters and sweet and savory bakery from next door…click here to continue reading at madison.com.   photo by Cafe Domestique  

Rachel Darken

Rachel Darken, 2016 M List with Madison Magazine

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Rachel Darken, Common Wealth’s Youth Programs Director, is one of 32 mentors and teachers who made the 2016 M List with Madison Magazine. “I’m honored to be included in this group of people dedicated to improving the lives of youth in our community,” said Rachel. “Being a part of this year’s M List isn’t just about one person, though – this honor should also extend to all of the employees on Common Wealth’s Youth Programs team (past and present), our dedicated volunteers, the businesses who employ the youth in our programs, and everyone who has been a part of supporting this vital work.” According to her M List article: Rachel is motivated by the “privilege of being able to witness …