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Biz Beat 9-1-2016

• Local coffee spot, Perk Coffee and Espresso, formerly on Willamette Street, has moved locations to join Shadowfox at 76 W Broadway. The new and improved space, now offering beer and wine, will be host to open mic nights, creative art gatherings, and First Friday events, Shadowfox tells EW. Shadowfox received a loan from the Art and Business Fund and the City of Eugene, which the art gallery says allowed it to improve the space and move in Perk. “The idea is to create a community space for people to work or be creative,” Shadowfox says, “so we added a light table, white board wall, piano, coffee, beer, wine, and plan to host figure drawing classes, live art nights and other creative events. After weeks of building and working extremely long days, we opened this past Saturday.”

• Bras Mean Business. Your new or gently used bra that doesn’t quite fit might help a woman in Africa. Lane Community College’s Women’s Center on the main campus is hosting a collection site for donation of new or gently used bras to form the inventory for a resale businesses for widows in Kenya and South Sudan. Other drop off locations are Mosaic Fair Trade Collection at 28 E. Broadway beside Voodoo Doughnut and Bombshell Beauty Lounge at 372 W. Broadway. “Our first shipment will leave Sept. 1 to be delivered to the Bra Boutique in Nairobi September 15,” the group’s Facebook page says. The local contact for Bras Mean Business Project is Deborah Steely, maestradeborah@gmail.com.