Community Blend serves up coffee and change

For many years, decades in fact, the storefront at 3546 Montgomery Road in Evanston sat vacant. That all changed on May 19 when Community Blend, the newest employee owned, cooperative business created by Interfaith Business Builders, Inc. (IBB), opened it doors to serve up coffee and change in the surrounding neighborhood. 

The project was four and half years in the making, said Ray West, executive director of IBB, as the organization, comprised of people and congregations from the Cincinnati religious community, searched for available properties in local low income neighborhoods. Their vision, said West, was to create ownership/employment opportunities, contribute to revitalization in Evanston and provide a community gathering place.

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