Velobahn Coffee & Cycle Now Open
Milwaukee’s First Bicycling Cafe Opens in Silver City
Silver City’s first coffee shop is now open! Velobahn Coffee & Cycle is at 3618 W. Pierce Street near the Urban Ecology Center, Escuela Verde and the entrance to the Hank Aaron State Trail. Velobahn offers a range of coffee and espresso drinks including Pilcrow nitro coffee and Anodyne espresso and drip coffee as well as bakery products – all in a bicycle-friendly environment. 550 people visited the shop during their opening weekend!
Owners Seth Ogden and Rick Goyette are passionate both about coffee and about bicycling. Velobahn is designed to serve residents in Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park as well as bicycle enthusiasts throughout the Milwaukee area. The shop currently offers bicycle parking and bicycles for sale (new and used), and will expand to include general bicycle supplies such as brake pads, lights and helmets. In addition, the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation will be moving next to Velobahn and will offer bicycle maintenance and repair services.
Velobahn took more than two years to establish and over $100,000 in investment including re-exposing the original Cream City brick walls, adding a stage, and building a coffee bar with repurposed wood. Financing for the business included loans from the Wisconsin Womens’ Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), Fund Milwaukee and Kiva. Grants were awarded from both the City of Milwaukee and Layton Boulevard West Neighbors. Visit Velobahn on Facebook, at http://www.velobahncoffee.com/, or call 414-249-5657 for hours and other information. The space is available during evenings for private events.
Velobahn Coffee & Cycle
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors stabilizes and revitalizes the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods of Milwaukee through a variety of strategies including promoting small business development, job creation, and strengthening commercial corridors. For more information, visit www.lbwn.org.
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