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Keli Tianga – As Boomers Retire, Mom-and-Pop Businesses Convert to Co-ops to Save Jobs

Susanne Ward and her husband, Patrick Reilley, moved from California to Maine in 1992 with plans of starting their own business. They decided on a used bookstore and coffee house, as they felt both good coffee and good books were in short supply in their new neighborhood. Located in the city of Rockland, Rock City (named for the limestone quarries …