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Emilie Heidemann

Mark and Perri Barnes worried about what would happen to their company after they retired. But then they found the perfect buyer. Read more


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Cameron Bren

A new group successfully bought and rehabbed a four-unit apartment building into a housing co-op. Now they want to help others do the same. Read more


In June, A Room of One’s Own announced the shop is for sale. Since then, many people have suggested another option: a community of people who could own the shop collectively, as a co-op. The store will host a Sept. 20 meeting on the idea. Read more



Cameron Bren

Housing cooperatives have been popular in Madison for decades, primarily with college-age people whose lives are in transition. A group of co-op veterans are forming Perennial Co-op on the south side, with ambitions of settling into the neighborhood. Read more



Robert Zammarchi

Allied Drive has been without a grocery store since 2009. But neighborhood residents are taking the matter into their own hands, with plans to start a food co-op. Next steps for the Allied Community Cooperative are a market study and business plan. Read more