“ONE CUP AT A TIME, OFFERING PEOPLE A WAY OUT OF POVERTY.”

That's the theme on the website for a newly planned coffee shop on Billings' South Side known as Rail Line Coffee.

Lisa Reinschmidt and Colin Sauskojus with CLDI (Community Leadership and Development, Inc) joined us on the radio to talk about what something as simple as a coffee shop could mean for the South Side.

Here's the audio:

 

According to a press release from CLDI:

Construction will begin next spring, with the building expected to open in July 2020. Already, the project has received major support from the St. Vincent Healthcare Mission Fund, Gianforte Family Foundation, and private donors. A Kickstarter Fund is also being established to assist in the renovation costs.