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Don't stand between the Parkside neighborhood and a cup of good coffee. JAM Parkside, a coffee shop led by Amber Small, Monica Cichon and Jesse Crouse, opened to the public at 10 a.m. March 30, the completion of what's been a concerted community effort through an uncommon strategy. JAM, which stands for "Jesse, Amber, Monica," has more than 70 investors in the projec…

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Churn, the soft-serve ice cream shop from the Lloyd Taco Factory people, reopens April 16 with churro sundaes and cold-brew coffee to tempt customers. At 1501 Hertel Ave., next to the original Lloyd Taco Factory, Churn started dishing up cones and sundaes last year, along with a coffee program developed with West Side roaster Tipico. The new season brings changes inc…

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There is a cadre of coffee nerds in this city who not only tolerate the harrowingly slow pour and doubled price of high-end coffee, but recommend it. They find parking, wait in lines, and forswear the convenience of the other coffee available every tenth of a mile. But there are many, many more people who just need "a coffee:" 30 seconds, a couple bucks, no questions or o…