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Chris Davis, left, and his son, Nick, talk Jan. 17 about the development of their non-profit coffee house The Goodness in downtown Willmar. The Davis family is hoping the coffee house will become a center for the community to mingle and also be a part of the revitalization efforts for the city’s downtown area. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Family’s new business venture in Willmar, Minn., has a higher purpose than just making money

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WILLMAR — The former Northern Grounds coffee shop in downtown Willmar is about to come back to life as The Goodness coffee shop, a non-profit business with a religious goal.


The coffee shop will be owned and operated primarily by the Davis family. The father and son team of Chris and Nick Davis have owned and operated Famous Davis software and web design for several years.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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