Localworks is buzzing in the community this summer. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Coffee and Community!
Livin’ Local is back and better than ever in Wheat Ridge. On Thursday, July 14, over 25 community members gathered in Stylus & Crate to learn about the origin, tradition and art of coffee. Tadd Overstreet, the owner of Stylus & Crate, impressed community members with facts, such as: coffee beans are not beans, light roast coffee has more caffeine than dark, and even with three different coffee beans Tadd presented that evening (Ethiopia, Columbia and Sumatra) your blending of roasts can be unlimited.
Community members left caffeinated, smiling and with their custom roast in hand, having made new connections and friends, and moreover, were inspired by one of our local entrepreneurs.
TLC Clean Up Days returns
The ever-popular Neighborhood Clean Up Days continue this summer, brought to you as part of the TLC program, a joint effort between Localworks and the Wheat Ridge Police Department. The Neighborhood Clean Up Day events feature over 10 dumpsters in a parking lot that residents can use to get rid of their stubborn furniture, mattresses and other waste.
Our first event at Trinity Church of Wheat Ridge was a huge success with over 280 cubic yards of waste, landscaping, mattresses and metal removed from the homes and yards of Wheat Ridge residents – that’s almost a quarter of the volume of steel used to build the Eiffel tower! Here are the remaining dates to participate:
• Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, Aug. 20
• St. James Episcopal Church, Sept. 17
Welcome Businesses in Gold’s Marketplace!
Localworks looks forward to welcoming and working with new and trusted businesses and Gold’s Marketplace.
As our mission is to create a sustainable and vibrant community in Wheat Ridge, working with local businesses and, more importantly, getting residents into businesses is a top priority. It has been wonderful to watch the Wheat Ridge community grow and lean into the history and roots of the community, and Gold’s Marketplace is a wonderful example. We are so excited to welcome new businesses and support those that have been a part of our community. Be sure to head over to the Marketplace, located off of 26th and Kipling, to have lunch at town favorite Little Brazil (who will be celebrating 10 years in Wheat Ridge this August!) and get a taste of sweetness perfect on a summer afternoon at Em’s Ice Cream. Localworks will be hosting our next Live Local event with Em’s in August! The date will be announced soon, so be sure to stay connected with us via our monthly e-newsletter. Sign up today!
Paige Piper is the Executive Director of Localworks.