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Established: KCDC

Over 20 years in business, Amy Ellington has kept KCDC going through multiple locations and shifts in the scene. As one of the few woman-owned shops in the country, it functions as a community hub for a diverse array of Brooklyn's skaters. Hear how she makes it work.    

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    Established: Cowtown
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    Established: Humidity
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    Established: 35th North
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    Established: Familia
    Steve Nesser and Familia co-owner Dennis Burdick took an empty space and built it into a community hub for Minneapolis skaters. On top of the shop, they operate the winter haven Familia HQ skatepark. See how they made it work in the Midwest.